Is it possible to compose an email in Gmail with an 11pt or 12pt font size?
(In a way that the recipient also sees the font size difference.)

As of Feb 2015, the only options available are:

  • Normal (around 10pt)
  • Large (around 13.5pt)
  • Huge (around 24pt)

Gmail font size: small, normal, large, huge

Would love to know if someone is aware of a plugin, browser extension or workaround to enable this?

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    The gap between 10pt and 13.5pt is so large.. Wish I could use 12pt or 11pt
    – Adam
    Feb 18 '19 at 10:51
  • The gap between 13.5 and 24 is insane. Literally all the useful sizes lie in that missing gap.
    – Kirk Ross
    Apr 19 '19 at 18:21

Google doesn't allow you to write emails in HTML. You can either use the Outlook website to compose the email and forward it your Gmail account and copy-paste the rich text of this message in other messages.

Alternatively, you can use the ctrlq.org/html-mail - it uses the Gmail API to send HTML mails from your Gmail account.

  • Yeah, the only way I've been able to is to copy+paste content from a Google Doc where you have more control over the font size. Pity this isn't possible directly in Gmail.
    – Simon East
    Feb 19 '19 at 1:17

You can write your email on a Google Doc and format as you like. Once done, paste your content into your mail body from there along


Use a template in gmail. First, copy past the font with the right si that you want (e.g., outlook) into gmail

  • 2
    How do you suggest making a reusable template in Gmail?
    – Simon East
    Apr 11 '20 at 6:59

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