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Use email templates to send messages that include information that infrequently changes from message to message. Compose and save a message as a template, and then reuse it when you want it. New information can be added before the template is sent as an email message.

  1. On the Home menu, select New Email

    Note: To create an email message using a keyboard shortcut, press Ctrl + Shift + M.

  2. In the message body, enter the content that you want.

  3. In the message window, select File > Save As.

  4. In the Save As dialog box, in the Save as type list, select Outlook Template.

  5. In the File name box, type a name for your template, and then select Save.

By default templates are saved in the following location:


For more information on how to send an email message using a template, see Send an email message based on a template.

See also

Create and use a résumé template

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