You know by now that I am a huge fan of time savers and an even bigger fan of sharing those timesavers with others. Forgive me if this is something that you all have known about and have been using. Me? I’m a little late to the party on many occasions. I just had to share this, in case there were a few of you out there who, like me, were still composing emails from scratch or copy and pasting emails together. If you send quite a few emails out that contain the same information (think welcome emails to sponsors!), this tutorial for creating an email template is for you. Email templates exist (for gmail users at least) and they are about to save you quite a bit of time.
Log into your gmail account and click on the settings icon. You will need to enable canned responses.
Scroll to the bottom of your screen and save changes.
Your next step is to compose the email that you will be saving.
Once your email is written click on the downward facing triangle to the right of the trash can in the compose screen.
You will want to name this template (usually it is what goes in the subject line of your email). If you click on the italicized “new canned response” the title from your subject line will appear. Click save.
The hard part is over. Now when you are ready to send an email all you have to do is click on “compose” and then using the downward facing arrow near the trash can, choose the template that you created.
Add the recipient.
Add a personal message if you’d like, and press send.
That’s it. You are now ready to create an email template. It’s simple and easy and a HUGE timesaver. As I mentioned earlier, this is perfect for emails that you send repeatedly.
Were you familiar with this tip already? If not, is it something you can see yourself using?