How to Use Message Templates in Yahoo Mail

A workaround for message templates in Yahoo Mail

If you send similar emails to multiple individuals or even an updated version of a message to the same recipient, save time by starting with a template. Although Yahoo Mail doesn't support email templates, you can use messages you've already sent as templates with a copy-and-paste workaround.

Instructions in this article apply to the web versions of Yahoo Mail as well as the Yahoo Mail mobile app for iOS and Android.

Make Templates in Yahoo Mail

Make a special folder in your Yahoo Mail account where you can access your own custom templates for email messages you send regularly.

  1. Log in to your Yahoo Mail account. Select the New Folder button in the Folders list to create a new folder.

  2. Enter Templates in the folder name field and press Enter.

    Templates folder in Yahoo Mail
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  3. Open a new message and type the desired text in the body of the email. Format it how you want the message to appear. Alternatively, go to the Sent folder and access an email message you sent in the past that has the formatting or information you want to include in your template. Make any necessary changes, such as replacing names and dates with placeholder text. For instance, you might want to type "Dear [NAME]" to prompt yourself to enter a name when you use the template.

    Formatted email to save as a template in Yahoo Mail
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  4. Send the message to yourself.

    Emailing template in Yahoo Mail
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  5. Open the message and select Move in the toolbar at the top of the email window. Choose the Templates folder you created to save the email as a template.

    Move menu including new Templates folder in Yahoo Mail
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  6. When you want to use the template to compose a new message, go to the Templates folder and open the template message first.

  7. Highlight and copy the text in the message body.

    Copy option in menu in Yahoo Mail
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    Press Ctrl+C on Windows or Command+C on a Mac to copy the highlighted text.

  8. Start a new message and paste the text from the template into the body of the new email.

    Press Ctrl+V on Windows or Command+V on a Mac to paste copied text.

  9. Edit the message. Remember to change the name and other information that is specific to the recipient and the situation. Send the email to the appropriate recipients when you are finished.

If you use numerous email templates, you can create subfolders in the Templates folder to organize them so you can find them more easily when needed.