.OFT File Extension
Outlook File Template
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What is an OFT file?
An OFT file is an email template created by Microsoft Outlook, a popular email client for Windows. It contains an email message, which may include a message and pre-formatted layout that can be used for creating custom messages with a similar appearance. OFT files may also be saved as an Outlook "form," which includes a script that runs when the file is opened.
Microsoft developed the Outlook File Template (OFT) format to allow Outlook users to save message content and designs in a reusable format. This is especially helpful in business contexts when sending individually customized emails to different recipients with a similar layout.
NOTE: To create an OFT file with Microsoft Outlook, first open and edit a new message, select File → Save As, click "Save as Type:" and select "Outlook Template (*.oft)."
How to open an OFT file
You can open OFT files with Microsoft Outlook. To open an OFT file with Outlook, select the New Email dropdown arrow, and click More Items → Choose Form. Select the "Look In" dropdown menu and choose "Standard Templates" to open an OFT template packaged with Outlook. Or, select "User Templates in File System" to choose a custom OFT template you created.