.OFT File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .OFT extension:

Outlook File Template

Outlook File Template
  • Developer Microsoft
  • Popularity
    4.0 (12 votes)
  • Category Data Files
  • Format N/A

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)."

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.

Software's name License Platforms
File Viewer for Android File Viewer for Android Free+ Android
File Viewer Plus File Viewer Plus Free Trial Windows
Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Outlook Commercial MacWindows

Updated: February 16, 2021

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