Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email 265 265 people found this article helpful How to Save and Use Messages as Templates in Apple Mail A handy email template trick for Mac users by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on January 13, 2020 StockUnlimited Email Yahoo! Mail Gmail Tweet Share Email You don't need to reinvent a standard email every time you send one out. Although Apple Mail does not have a dedicated feature for creating and maintaining message templates, you can use drafts and some repurposing of other commands to keep your email at its most efficient. Instructions in this article apply to Mac OS X Lion (10.7) and later. How to Save Emails as Templates in Apple Mail To save a message as a template in Apple Mail: Open the Mail application on your Mac. Click Mailbox in the menu bar and select New Mailbox from the menu that appears. Select a Location for the mailbox and type "Template" into the Name field. Click OK to create the mailbox. You can name the new inbox whatever you want. Create a new message by clicking the New Message button, selecting New Message from the File menu, or pressing Command+N on your keyboard. Edit the message to contain anything you want in the template. You can edit and save the subject and the message contents, along with the recipients and the message priority. As you work, Apple Mail saves your message in the Drafts mailbox. Close the message window and select Save if you receive a prompt. Open the Drafts mailbox. Move the message you just saved from the Drafts mailbox to the Template mailbox by clicking on it and dragging to the destination. You can also use any message you previously sent as a template by copying it to your Template mailbox. To edit a template, create a new message using it, make the desired changes, and then save the edited message as a template while deleting the old template. How to Use an Email Template in Apple Mail To use a message template in Apple Mail to create a new message: Open the Template mailbox containing the desired message template. Highlight the template you want to use for the new message. Select Send Again from the Message menu to open the template in a new window. The keyboard shortcut is Command+Shift+D. Edit and send the message.