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600+ Free Email Templates from Email on Acid

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A good email template can make or break your marketing, but designing and building a template from scratch can be a very time-intensive process. Instead of creating a template from the ground up, let us save you hours of precious time with these 10 places to grab your very own email template. Simply download a template and customize it to fit your specific needs. Oh and did we mention... They’re free!

The following sites offer free email templates or template builders to get your next email campaign up and running in no time. Take a look at what's out there for free and grab a new template to make your next campaign capture more clicks than ever before!

1. Email on Acid's Responsive Template Library

Cost: Free!
Not to pat our own backs too hard or anything, but our templates have gotten a lot of attention. Over the years, we've been building up a bulletproof selection of templates created both by us, and some excellent email designers and developers. All of these templates are free to use with any Email on Acid account.


Cost: Free!
We can't write about free templates without mentioning ZURB's awesome tool. They offer five different templates, all of which are responsive and pretty well made. The best part is, it's totally free. Go to their site for yourself, or check out one of the templates in your browser, below.

3. Campaign Monitor

Cost: Free!
Campaign Monitor provides excellent email services from start to finish, including a super cool template builder. You can use it for free, no account required, and it does a bang up job of making templates for your needs. Once you're done creating, you can import it straight into your Campaign Monitor account or download it for free and go from there. The folks at Campaign Monitor also run an excellent blog with lots of helpful tips, go check it out!

4. ActiveCampaign

Cost: Free (with account)
ActiveCampaign is a full service ESP that provides sending services, marketing automation and email templates, along with their online email designer tool. Check out some previews of the templates they offer here, or sign up for a free account and log in to see for yourself. To find their templates once logged in, click on the Campaigns tab, then on "Email Templates" on the right side of the screen. Their library includes 52 templates that range from very simple (single column, white background) to more complex.

5. 99 Designs

Cost: Free!
99 Designs offers this free template pack on their blog, which includes 3 templates in 4 colors. These include a newsletter, a promotional email and a notifications template. This trio would make a great starter package for a business that's trying to establish a consistent look. If you want something a little more custom, consider taking advantage of 99 Designs' crowd sourced design contests. You should have no problem finding an amazing design at a good price.

6. Free Email

Cost: Free!
This site offers 70+ of email templates for free, so it shouldn't be hard to find the right one for you. Use the categories on the right side of the page to browse for the perfect free template. All you have to do is download and customize their readymade email templates for your business!

7. Benchmark Email

Cost: Free (as part of service)
Benchmark Email offers some free templates with its service, which you can try free for 30 days. Benchmark focuses on promoting events through email, and they have a huge library of over 400 templates to support this. They categorize their templates by industry, but it only takes a few copy and image changes to convert a template for your specific niche.

8. GraphicMail

Cost: Free (as part of service)
GraphicMail is an ESP that hosts a sizeable library of email templates. You'll have to sign up for an account to get access to their templates, but don't worry: it's free. For 15 days you'll have access to their support team and all their cool features, but after that you'll have to pony up to keep getting the good stuff. 15 days should be plenty of time to check out their templates and see if they've got something to offer for you and your business.

9. Cerberus

Cost: Free
If you're looking for a template which is a little less designed but has a solid foundation, look no further than Cerberus. Created by Ted Goas, it features a series of responsive, hybrid, and fluid templates that are not only solidly built but boast good accessibility too.

Want to customize these templates to better reflect your business? Personalize these templates in a flash with fresh copy and images to ensure your brand is resonating through the design.  In no time you can turn your next email campaign into a lean, mean prospect converting machine!

But wait, you still need to test!

After you download your new template, make sure to continue to test as you tinker with and customize your new template. A simple tweak in the HTML could cause rendering issues across multiple devices.

Email on Acid even offers a free 7-day trial, which includes unlimited email testing in the most popular inboxes so you can thoroughly test as you integrate your new template into your emailing efforts.

About the Author

Alex Ilhan

Alex Ilhan

Hailing all the way from England, Alex brings his email development expertise along with an endless stream of cups of tea and British cynicism.

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free responsive email template
The ZURB email templates are outdated. They've been replaced by ZURB Ink, an email design framework.

It even has built in templates that have been battle tested in Outlook.

Brandon (ZURBian)
Brandon Arnold
Thanks for the heads up Brandon
Brett M
Is the 'Email on Acid's Responsive Design Template' html or xhtml? I am attempting to use it in constant contact and want to add custom fields, but the document must be xhtml, I only found html markings in the document. Thanks,
It is HTML. You'd have to do some work on it to make it work with constant contact.
Geoff Phillips
If you want pre-designed business email templates and a good email management tool.Please try this app: There are a lot of business email templates. You can re-use all of them for your business
Wow, great collection, thanks! Here are a few tutorials and templates (Posting is written in German, but the tutorials are mostly in English):

I like this one:
The Email on Acid's free template is our FAVORITE! We've put some of your techniques to work on this bad boy, and have yet to have some seasoned programmers catch up to what we're doing with emails these days. You guys ROCK!
what happened to designing for the preview pane with BLOCKED IMAGES? don't these templates all break when images are turned off,right? am I missing something?
Glen Flowers
a lot of free responsive email templates on
We use the Zurb Ink Responsive framework and they are pretty amazing. Thank you guys for this great list of new email templates. It will definitely be an asset to marketing.
NewTress Virgin Hair
I have redesigned all my company's emails based on the EOA template. It's bulletproof and the best starting point ever. THANK YOU so much EOA!
thanks good template. good web sites..
toplu mail
active campaign is really very nice.
Reginald V Hall
Nice!! really very impressed with these templates, but I want to suggest you a top most company named Email Chopper ( that provides responsive email template for small business by 6+ year's experienced designer.
Will Colson
Really a nice job! thanks for the best e-mail newsletter templates!
Muhammad Qasim Ali Raza
Having a well done newsletter can really make a big difference and these are some great templates. Thanks for sharing them. I'd like to add that Lucid Press has some great free newsletter templates as well. They work great for digital and print. Check them out.
Great templates. Thanks for the nice sharing
Very impresive list. Thank you for your templates and references. I could recomend one more source of email templates:
Wow. Great sharing Free Templates. Thanks for sharing.
Zurb's own website says that those templates are NOT COMPATIBLE with Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013... so basically they not compatible with 90% of all of your email recipients...
Thanks for sharing creative email templates.
Such a great journey with that site wink
And especially thanks for marvelous emails temples !!
Siraj Mahmood
thanks a lot
email marketing
Great work

riyas CK
A really nice collection of email templates. But do they all work with all email service providers? Please guide me for the same

Sangeeta Chavda

We have not tested all these templates is every ESP as we only have an account with the ESP we use to send. The only way you could know if a template works with an ESP is to test for yourself. When you have loaded the template you want to use in your ESP you can test the template in 70+ email clients and mobile devices, free for 7 days, to know for sure:
Mallory Mongeon
I think I can use them for php mailer correctly!
thank you.
David Parker
I am so confused & not able to design the email template. I need help! I want to make an email template for online bamboo bedding sites.
Does anyone know what happened to the Outlook 2010 email newsletter templates you used to be able to download? They seem to have disappeared!
MailStyler lets you build responsive templates for free (you still have to buy a license to export them freely and use them on the various services). Tried it and it's good.
Jules Antonio
Hey everyone! Just thought we'd let you know we just launched - a completely free site full of responsive email templates. website templates, and WordPress themes. Check it out!
Great picks Geoff! A really nice collection of free mobile templates out there! Most of these would solve compatibility issues with email clients arising out of media queries.

Our team has designed and coded something similar that may be of help. It's a master email template specific for MailChimp users. All the user would be required to do is customize the template every time they send out a new campaign by editing blocks, new images, content, etc. This is a responsive template and and is only a one-time effort for customizing using the user's brand assets. You can find the jackpot here: - its definitely designed to put the email template design headache away!
Ravi Shah
How can I send bulk emails to people. This is just template right?
Can anyone tell me this. Thank you
Anh Phan
Have listen a lot of Active Campaign and 99 Designs....working awesomely...
Email marketing Services
Gerat work thanx..
Faruk Aral
You can also download from here-
Hello; thanks for this wonderful list
Thanks for sharing these great email templates. I found one other great email builder here: I am sure this will be helpful to community here.
Haresh Vachhani
very nice templates. for more free email templates visit
Nice list. I have also got some free email templates that are created in MailGet. Thanks for the article.
Great post dear
I am going to use responsive email template for my website email marketing.
Nice Templates
Abdur Rahaman babu
Wanna give a big thanks to you! I have been googling around to make a responsive html email for two days long and this is the most wonderful template i had found. A lot of online resources did not cover how to make it responsive instead just telling css has to be inlined and use table as the major layout. You deserve the compliment.
Edison Lo
thanks . great and nice
طراحی سایت در کرج
Thank you very much.... you saved me a ton of time.

ps. your template is the best.
All these email templates are really so unique and great thanks to you for this great job.
Roshni Khanna
Your style is so unique in comparison to other people I've read stuff from.
I appreciate you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I
will just book mark this site.
I've created 9, free, responsive email templates that were wildly successful on Product Hunt and other sites.

You can get them here:
Thomas Evans
What a Collection Alex! I also found some unique templates on follow-up emails here,
Do consider adding to this collection.
Chandra Paul
Great article, some of these are really great examples, amazing what people will give away for free!
Myriad Media

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