These days I send my CV every day to lots of contacts, such that each time I send the same mail but with different "To" address.

In order to avoid re-uploading the CV for each sent email, I uploaded the CV (doc file) to Google Drive and when I want to send it I do: right click > Share > Email as attachment.

Now, how could I create a fixed body for these mails instead of re-typing it each time?

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    Send the email to yourself, then just forward it (after deleting the forward part) – Josefvz Nov 27 '13 at 11:36
  • I'm looking for more generically way – URL87 Nov 27 '13 at 11:42

In Gmail you can make templates.

To enable templates you have to use a Labs Feature called canned responses.

  • Click the Gear Icon in the top right.
  • Select Settings from the menu.
  • Click on the Labs tab.
  • Look for Canned Responses
  • Enable It
  • Make Sure you click "Save Changes" at the bottom

To Set Up a Template:

  • Compose a new message as per normal.
  • Once done, click on the more options dropdown(next to the discard button)
  • Select Canned Responses
  • Select New Canned Response
  • Give it a name
  • Done

To use a Template:

  • Compose a new message
  • Click on the more options dropdown
  • Select Canned Responses
  • Insert your template

Please note: Gmail only allows you to save the body of an email as a template, and not the attachments, but these can be added before sending just as with a normal email.


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  • Very helpful ! Note that if you attach your file via google drive it's even save your attached file . – URL87 Nov 27 '13 at 12:48

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