Spice up your email with colours; make it big and bold or small and italic, or whatever else takes your fancy.
To show the formatting tools, click the Make rich text link on the compose screen. A row of icons will appear at the top of your message to allow you to add formatting. If you're not sure what one of the buttons does, hover over it with our mouse for a tooltip.
If you usually use the formatting tools, you can change your settings so they appear by default for new messages: