Most of the time, simple formatting of a Gmail message is all you want. However, if the occasion arises for some fancier formatting, it turns out that there are a number of HTML tags that Gmail supports. A former Google employee has posted an unofficial list on his blog. He also gives a list of HTML tags that don’t work. Lists of both supported and unsupported tags are at this link. Below is a table of supported tags created from the list at the cited reference..
HTML formatted text cannot be entered directly when composing a message. You will just get the raw HTML markup. To use HTML tags, enter your formatted text with its tags into Notepad or other editor and save with an HTML extension (not TXT). Then open the HTML file with your browser. Copy the message from the open browser page and paste it into a Gmail message. Be sure you are in the "rich formatting" mode for the Gmail editor.
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