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600+ Free Email Templates from Email on Acid

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.

Email on Acid email template


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.

ZURB email template

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!

campaign monitor template builder

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.

Active Campaign email template library

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.

99 designs email template pack

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!

Free Email Kids Newsletter example
Free Email Template

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.

Benchmark email templates

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.

GraphicMail Email template library

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.

Cerberus Example

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.


Test today!

Author: Alex Ilhan

54 thoughts on “600+ Free Email Templates from Email on Acid”

  1. 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,

  2. 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!

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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…

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


  8. @Sangeeta,

    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:

  9. 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.

  10. Does anyone know what happened to the Outlook 2010 email newsletter templates you used to be able to download? They seem to have disappeared!

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. i was searching for designing a email templates for my company and stumbled upon to this post. really useful collection of email templates..thank you

  16. Hi. Thank you for great work. Please, pay attention to templates next time, we have more than 270 responsive email templates with clear HTML and one click export to popular ESP’s (like Mailchimp, Campaign monitor, etc.).

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