There are several options to create a new message:
OPTION 1: Choose a template
Templates help with predefined layout and styles but you're are not required to have a template. You can create a message directly from the messages page.
OPTION 2: Duplicate an existing message
You can duplicate any message by clicking the "Save as..." link under the "Save" option in the navigation bar of the email editor. This way you can make iterative improvements to each new message.
OPTION 3: Create a new message from scratch
Click the "New" button from the list of messages page and select one of the built-in layouts. No matter which layout you chose, you can customize your message later in the drag and drop editor, the layout is just a starting point.
OPTION 4: Use custom HTML
You can paste / edit the source code of a message directly in the custom HTML editor. Select <html> from the list of layouts to get started. Use this option only if you created your email outside Envoke.
Note that we do not provide support for messages that use custom HTML code.