How to Use Message Templates in Yahoo Mail

A workaround for message templates in Yahoo Mail


If you find yourself sending similar emails to multiple individuals, you can save a lot of 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.

How to Make Templates in Yahoo Mail

To make and use message templates in Yahoo Mail:

  1. Templates folder in Yahoo Mail
  2. Open a new message and type the desired text in the body of the email. Format it however you want the message to appear.

    Formatted email to save as a template
  3. Send the formatted message with the desired text to yourself.

    Emailing template to yourself
  4. Move the sent message from the Sent folder to the Templates folder.

    Menu to move email to Templates folder
  5. Before composing a new message, open the template message in the Templates folder.

  6. Highlight and copy all the text in the message's body.

    Copy via right-click in Yahoo Mail

    Press Ctrl + C on Windows or Command + C on a Mac to copy highlighted text.

  7. 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.

  8. Edit the message and send it to the appropriate recipient(s).