Have you tried the font settings in OE? Goto Tools > Options, then under the "Read" tab, click the Font button.
Change the font and font size, see if that helps.
Will it ever end? Finally got most of my new system stable (dumped the Dynex USB hub) only to find that somehow the text in all email messages is now bold. Makes it very hard to see what has been read and what is unread. It used to be bold only if unread.
Any suggestions as to how I can set that back?
I have tried the monitor settings (appearance -> advanced) etc but that does not seem to make any difference.