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I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but here goes -

I often find myself writing out emails that follow similar themes e.g. I've read through a document and have some questions, I'm asking for feedback on a proposal etc. Every time I write such an email I struggle with how best to express what I'm trying to say. Does anyone know of an on-line repository of sample emails that I could use as a starting template? I realise that I'll have to be careful not keep sending the 'same' email to people but I think the templates might help me get over the email writers block that I frequently seem to experience.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

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Well, you can use this site to improve your emails and then use them as a starting template. Critique questions are on-topic. But it must be a specific question. Yours is a little bit vague. – John Smithers Aug 25 '11 at 16:50
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Here is a link that I have used in the past to generate some e-mail templates. I ended up creating several as forms in MS Outlook. This link includes links to a few other collections, so you'll find several different examples to cover just about any kind of business e-mail you may need. (These are actually samples of business letters, but you can still modify them to create an e-mail template.)

Just in case you are interested, I am including a link to show how to create e-mail forms in Outlook 2003. The process for Outlook 2007 is very similar. Good luck!

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