Quick Tip: How to Force Outlook to Display The Fallback Font Instead of Times New Roman

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The issue

Some versions of Outlook are defaulting the font to Times New Roman, even if the font family fallback is defined in the code.

outlook-times-new-roman

This only happens when using custom, non-websafe fonts.

The fix

Outlook will not render your non-websafe font, but you can force it to use your fallback font. Copy and paste this code into the HEAD section of your email. Update the font-family with whatever your fallback font is.

Now your email should display the fallback font in every version of Outlook.

outlook-fallback-font

Questions?

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2 comment(s)
  • Jay

    14/04/2018 at 6:27 am
    Reply

    Excellent, thank you

  • Galo Hern├índez

    04/01/2017 at 2:57 pm
    Reply

    Hi it does not work in Outlook for IOS

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