How to Use Custom Fonts in Yahoo Mail

Add a personal touch to messages with custom fonts in Yahoo Mail

Yahoo! Mail font selection screenshot

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Most email services use easy-to-read fonts like Garamond, Arial, or Courier as their default for text. With Yahoo Mail, you can use custom fonts to add a personal touch to your messages.

Instructions in this article apply only to the standard web version of Yahoo Mail. Yahoo Mail Basic and the Yahoo Mail app do not support alternate fonts.

How to Use Custom Fonts in Yahoo Mail

To write a message using a custom font in Yahoo Mail:

  1. Select Compose to start a new message in Yahoo Mail.

    Select Compose to start a new message in Yahoo Mail.
  2. Click in the body of the message, then select AA from the toolbar at the bottom of the window.

    Click in the body of the message, then select AA from the toolbar at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select your preferred font and text size.

    Select your preferred font and text size.

    These changes are not permanent. Your subsequent emails revert to the default font and text size.

  4. Type your message.

If you've already typed the message, you can highlight sections of it and apply text formatting by selecting AA.

If you've already typed the message, you can highlight sections of it and apply text formatting by selecting AA.

Other Font and Text Enhancements for Yahoo Mail

Use the formatting toolbar to make additional enhancements to your text. For example, you can:

  • Make text bold.
  • Italicize text.
  • Change text color or adding highlighting.
  • Create a bullet list.
  • Create an ordered list.
  • Change text alignment.
  • Embed hyperlinks.

Select the ellipses (...) on the tool bar to reveal additional options.

All of these features require Rich Text formatting to display. If you select the option in the formatting bar to switch to plain text, none of your enhancements will show. The same applies if the recipient has chosen to only accept plain text messages. In that case, none of your enhancements will appear on the recipient's end.