This is not new or peculiar to Windows 7. I have noticed that the font will not stay as one selects in WL Mail. Since I could find no way to make it hold from 1 use to the next; I brought it to the 'Help Desk's' attention several times... alas, to no avail.
Sorry, dunno what to tell you.
Drew - MS Partner / MS Beta Tester / Pres. Computer Issues
Re WLM font colors,
The menu ...Tools > Options > Compose > Mail [Font Settings]... does not exist on my WLM 2011 ! Though I can get to change only the font type or size through the WLM tab top far left.
I have only one Tools menu and that is for Send/Receive or Work Offline.
I would love to get rid of the rather washy grey email font. I think as usual all this stuff is designed by young folk with good eyesite. I wonder what they will do when they reach 70?