This tutorial will explain how to use the My Template add-in to quickly create and use simple text based email templates in Microsoft Office Outlook.

This Outlook add-in tool makes it even easier to create an email template to save yourself the time of re-writing the same message. This tutorial will explain how to create and send simple text based templates using the My Templates add-in in Outlook.

Create and save an email template:

  1. Create a new email.

  2. Click on View Templates on the Messages tab.
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  3. Click on the + Template.
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  4. Type a Name for the template in the top text box, and your message in the bottom text box.
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  5. Click the Save button.

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View and send a template:

  1. Create a new email.

  2. Click on View templates on the Messages tab.
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  3. Select the template you want to insert.
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  4. Add recipients, subject, any additional information including links, and send the email.
    Note: You cannot create templates with images using this method. You need to insert an image within the email itself.

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