How to Change Fonts in Your Email

Choosing the right font for your email might seem a little overwhelming, but Promote makes it easy to design an eye-catching email in no time.

From the Design tab in the editor, click on the aptly named Change Fonts menu to get started.

If you’re not sure what to pick or you’re in a hurry, check out the Suggested Font Pairings - these classic fonts are supported by virtually every device, and will look great together in any email.

Click on a text or element option in the list to change the font face, size, style, color, and spacing. Not sure which text is the Headline and which is the Title? No problem - you’ll see the corresponding text or element highlighted in the email draft as you mouse over each option. Keep in mind that email templates don’t necessarily use all of these options, so you don’t need to worry about styling any text that isn’t used in your email.

You can use fonts from both the Web Safe and Custom categories. What’s the difference between Web Safe and Custom? The fonts in the Web Safe category will display in any email client. The Custom fonts should work in most cases, but they may not be supported by every email client. Promote has similar backup fonts that will be substituted for the chosen font if it’s not supported, so your emails will be legible no matter which font you pick.

Once you’ve selected a font, you can adjust the style, size, color, spacing, and line height. The process is the same for any other text or element option, but there are a couple things to note:

  • Some fonts may not offer certain styles like bold or italic. If you really need to use a style that isn’t offered, you can select the text in the email and use the toolbar to add the style.
  • If you started composing your email using one of our pre-made templates, you might notice that some text doesn’t change based on your font selections. That’s because some text might have inline styling applied. You can remove this by selecting the text and using the pencil icon to remove the formatting.

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