Gmail Canned Response

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Google Labs is a testing ground for additional Gmail features. The Canned Responses lab allows you to save a common message and then insert when needed right to the compose window.


Enable Canned Response Lab

To enable the Canned Response lab go to the settings gear, then settings.

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Click on the Labs link across the top

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Search for "Canned Responses" in the Search Box. Enable the lab, then click "Save Changes" on the bottom of the screen.

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Create a Canned Response

Open a compose window.

If you have a signature delete it out of the signature window.

Type the message you would like to save as a canned response.

Click on the "more options" arrow in the bottom right of the compose window.

Go to Canned Responses > New Canned Response

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Name the Canned Response, then click OK to save.


Inserting a Canned Response

Open a compose window.

Click on the "more options" arrow in the bottom right of the compose window.

Click your saved canned response under the "insert" heading.

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Deleting a Canned Response

Open a compose window.

Click on the "more options" arrow in the bottom right of the compose window.

Click your saved canned response under the "delete" heading.

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