Hey guys,

For the first time I intend to use a web font in my emails using the <link> method.
This seems to be working for now but I have 2 questions.

  1. Jason writes in his guide (https://litmus.com/blog/typography-tips-for-email-designers) that for outlooks we do a some additional CSS+class.
<!--[if mso]>
<style type=”text/css”>
.body-text {
font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
}
</style>
<![endif]-->

<td class=”body-text” style=”color: #444444; font-family: ‘Open Sans’, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 20px;”>Some copy goes here.</td>

Now my question here is can I put the class=”body-text” onto the <body> to cover the entire email or do I actually need to apply on the <td>s? Since I have classes for most <td>s I hope that's not the case. Enlighten me please how this class should be applied.

  1. Do you know of any service to check which would be the most suitable fall-back font for a web font?

I am using "Gotham A" which is used on our website but I can't figure out what should be the best web safe font to fall back on. Any ideas here?

Thanks a lot for all the help in advance!

Balint