How to Use Message Templates in Yahoo Mail

A workaround for message templates in Yahoo Mail

What to Know

  • Create a folder in your Yahoo Mail account for your custom templates.
  • Create a message you'd like to use as a template, email it to yourself, and move it to your new Templates folder.
  • Open the template email, copy the text, and paste it into a new email, changing the particulars as needed.

Yahoo Mail doesn't support email templates, but this copy-and-paste workaround lets you use messages you've already sent as templates in all versions of Yahoo Mail.

Make Templates in Yahoo Mail

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

  1. 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

  3. Open a new message and type the desired text in the body of the email. Format it as desired. Alternatively, go to the Sent folder and find an email with the formatting or information you want to include in the template. Make 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

  4. Send the message to yourself.

    Emailing template in Yahoo Mail

  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

  6. When you want to use the template to compose a new message, go to the Templates folder and open the template message.

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

    Copy option in menu in Yahoo Mail

    Press Ctrl+C on Windows or Command+C in macOS 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. 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, create subfolders in the Templates folder to organize them so that you can find them easily when needed.

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