How to Use Message Templates in Yahoo! Mail

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You can use sent emails as templates of sorts for new messages in Yahoo! Mail.

Yahoo! Mail Has No Templates; Has It?

On first sight, Yahoo! Mail does not support message templates. That's a shame if you compose similar emails time and time again.

Fortunately, you can employ any custom ​folder (or just the Archive and Sent folders) as your templates repository using the copy and paste technique below.

Use Message Templates in Yahoo! Mail

To use message templates in Yahoo! Mail:

  1. Create a folder called "Templates" in Yahoo! Mail.
  2. Send a message with the desired text in the body to yourself.
  3. Move the sent message from the Sent folder to Templates.
  4. Before composing a message, open the template message in the Templates folder.
  5. Highlight all text in the message's body.
  6. Press Ctrl-C (Windows, Linux) or Command-C (Mac).
  7. Start a new message.
  8. Position the cursor in the message body.
  9. Press Ctrl-V (Windows, Linux) or Command-V (Mac).

(Tested with Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Mail Basic in a desktop browser)