Gmail is my favorite free Email client, and I’m a Gmail user since 2007. I started Emailing with Hotmail, moved to Yahoo Mail, and now It’s GMail which handles all my Emails.
One of the reasons I use Gmail is that with one log in I can get into multiple sites like YouTube, Google docs, and many more. I have already shared a few Gmail tips in the past and if you have missed it, check out our Gmail archive. Now, here is another Gmail productivity tip, which will help you to save lots of time while you reply to Emails using Gmail.
There are many features in Gmail which help in increasing productivity and getting many things done quickly. One of them is Gmail Email template or popularly known as Gmail Canned response. This feature let you create pre-defined templates for Email. Let’s look into this feature in more detail below:
What is Gmail Canned response?
Being a Blogger, I keep getting similar Emails from people looking for guest posting opportunities and enquiry regarding various things. Many Emails like guest posting inquiry, Service inquiry, WordPress services requires me to send similar Email to everyone.
Now, composing similar Emails every time is time-consuming, and this is where Gmail canned response feature comes into the picture. By creating a pre-defined Gmail Email template, you not only save your time but also it will help in increasing your productivity. I have used this feature for a long, and I believe this will help you and others whose job requires sending lots of Emails, canned response feature will be very useful.
How to create a Gmail Email template?
In Gmail, creating pre-defined Email templates is easy, and here is a quick tutorial for newbies to get started with it.
Login to your Gmail account and compose an Email, which you usually send to everyone.
For example, here is one such response which I have prepared for guest posting inquiries. Once you are done typing the Email, click on Canned responses and under save, select “New Canned response”.
This will save that Email as a template.
Now, Give a name to your Canned response, and make sure you keep it meaningful so that you can easily recognize it in the future. I usually point out some important points which is required here, and later when I will send an email, I make changes like Name, and any other details if required.
Now, to use these Gmail email templates, all you need to do is, while replying to someone, click on Canned response > Insert > Select the template which you created. Here is a screenshot for the same:
That’s it, and you can quickly send the Email and save your precious time.
I have used this for a long, and it’s a real time saver. I also suggest you include your Email signature in the template which you have created for more touch and free promotion of your services/portals.
Well, this was a quick tip, but I’m sure those who are using Gmail and missing out canned response feature, will find it useful. What other Email email templates have you created for a faster response?
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