Do find yourself typing the same message over and over, perhaps a weekly reminder for for homework, projects, progress reports, or office hours; a form letter to parents; FAQ; or a standard meeting agenda? Google Mail has the answer. Canned
Responses is a Lab that allows you to insert
pre-formatted content you create into your messages.
To enable Canned Responses, click on the gear in the upper right
of the Google Mail window, select Mail Settings, and click on the Labs
link. Scroll down through the Labs (alpha order) to locate Canned Responses.
You can also enter "canned" in the Labs search field to show the Canned Responses
Lab. Click the Enable radio button. Finally, at the top
or bottom of the window, click the Save Changes button. Canned Responses will
be enabled and you'll be returned to Google Mail.
to create a Canned Response, click on the Compose mail button. Enter a
subject in the Subject field and what you want to say in the message
body. Next, click on the Canned responses link below the subject and choose Save > New canned response. Since this is your first Canned Response, it's the only choice you have. The Canned Response title will be the subject you entered (although you can edit this). Click the OK button.
To use a Canned Response, click the Compose mail button. In the message window, click the Canned responses link and choose Insert > [canned response title]. Once inserted, you can edit (as needed). You can also insert Canned Responses when replying or forwarding messages.
Notes: You could create custom signatures as Canned Responses. If
you like to send messages in a particular color/front/size, you could
create a Canned Response with one start-up word formatted the way you
want. Then, when you compose mail, choose that Canned Response,
double-click on the start-up word, and start typing.