Changing default font type on all emails the system sends


I am trying to modify the invites email a new user will receive whe we send him and invitation. I am trying to meet the design needs of our company(fonts, colors,…) The fonts we need are in Google fonts site and i try to modify the HTML Template in which all html emails are rendered trying to add two font types i need to use…

  <meta http-equiv="Content-type" name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no, width=device-width">
  <link href="|Source+Sans+Pro:300&amp;display=swap" rel="stylesheet" type='text/css'>

…then in the body of template i add:

<style type="text/css">    
 body, p {font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif;}


…but when i receive test invite emails to a temporary address i’ve setup to test if this is working or not…the only font wich is loaded is the fallback font wich is “sans-serif”. The font i need is not downloaded or parsed.

So how can i customize invite email using fonts from Google fonts…??

And second part of my request is how can i add for example an outlined div or paragraph to only one email template(invite email template) because BBCodes doesn’t allow to customize a lot.

Thanks in advance!!

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Your markup looks correct. What email client are you testing this on? Not all email clients support the use of web fonts. I don’t think Gmail supports web fonts.

Try adding a div with the class you are wanting to style directly to the invite template and then adding styles to the class to the Email Style / CSS editor. Discourse will substitute the styles you add there directly into the div that you target with a class. For example, with the Invite Mailer template customized to:

<div class="invite">
%{inviter_name} invited you to a discussion

> **%{topic_title}**
> %{topic_excerpt}


> %{site_title} -- %{site_description}

If you're interested, click the link below:


and the following added to Email Styles / CSS

.invite {
    border: 1px solid red;

Invites have a red border around the content.


Thanks i will try and will let you know…I am using GMX services to test invite emails… maybe is what you are saying…i will test with other email client.

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then is it possible to change the font of emails for Gmail at all? so far I couldn’t add Persian fonts to our emails. is there any way?

I am going to be doing some email testing this week. I’ll see if I can figure out how to get this to work. If anyone knows how to add custom fonts so that they work on Gmail, please let me know.


Did you try searching in Google for an answer?

I get your point. I tried finding a way (googling) to change the font of a digest email, both in google and in meta.

that’s why I haven’t created a new topic and answered at the end of a googled topic! :wink:

I didn’t try to see if gmail allows different fonts, since I have seen emails at my gmail inbox, from other websites, where they use Persian fonts.