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Create a simple newsletter with Gmail

If you're looking for an easy way to create a lightweight newsletter for free with Gmail then try this template - no coding or complicated set ups required. To use this template, click "Copy Doc" above.
There's a lot of tools out there for creating and sending out a newsletter, but if you're looking for something super easy that requires almost no set up then try this template that uses Coda. Coda is a tool to make documents and this template here is a Coda doc. So this newsletter works by emailing out a "section" of your Coda doc.

Quick overview of how to create your newsletter:
Copy this doc by clicking the button on the top right.
Set up your newsletter & connect your Gmail account:
Write your newsletter:
Click the button to email it out here:


Step by step instructions for creating and emailing your newsletter.


1. Copy this doc.

Click "Copy doc" in the top right hand side, and you will be prompted to sign up for Coda. It will then create a copy of this doc that will be yours to use.

2. Write your newsletter

Here's the fun part! Write your newsletter in the
section. What's happening here is that every time you're clicking the Email your newsletter button, it is taking everything from the "Latest newsletter" section and emailing that out.

Pro tips:
Do not rename this section! But you can change everything else in that section.
Right click that section to make a copy of it when you're done and you can move it to the "Archive" to keep old newsletters around.

3. Set up your newsletter

Go to
to set up your newsletter, you'll need a Gmail account. Here you'll:
Add a subject title for your newsletter, you can change this every time you send it out.
Add your subscribers with a name and email
Connect your Gmail account
, just click on the button in the set up and connect the account you want the email to be sent from.


4. Send it out!

Every time you want to send out an email, go to the
section, and check that all of your information is correct. Once you're ready just click on the button at the bottom of the section.


Want to print your doc?
This is not the way.
Try clicking the ⋯ next to your doc name or using a keyboard shortcut (
CtrlP
) instead.