If you experience unstable font settings in the left hand pane of Outlook 2003, check any preferred email fonts you may have set up. It bugged me for months, until I decided to switch my email font from Lydian BT to Arial. Voila! No more having to minimise and restore to get my pane view back to the preferred font size.

BTW, there's no support anywhere on the WWW for this problem <img src=/S/crybaby.gif border=0 alt=crybaby width=15 height=15>