Is there a means for a forums site admin to set the font used in notification emails sent by Discourse?
We’re facing the problem where emails generated by Discourse when rendered in the desktop form of Outlook look frumpy because they use a Times-like font vs a more modern font. This outdated look and feel conflicts with the much more modern experience when using the Discourse web UI.
Digging into this issue on the Outlook side, it appears that MS Word is used to render content in Outlook and that when an email does not include a font setting, Word uses its default. Which in our case is a Times or Times-like font.
Of course we can ask users to change the default font via a convoluted series of interactions with MS Word, but we’d rather address the issue on the Discourse side if feasible. The following instruction can be applied to Word 2013 to change the default font:
BTW, the Outlook Web App does a decent job of using a more modern font.