Free HTML Email Template: Malibu

One of our email designer virtuosos, Bob, put together a new template to help our customers get promotional emails out on the fly, in an effective way.

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Introducing Our Newest Template

Malibu is one of the many HTML email templates included free with every AWeber account. Customers can use it to create great-looking emails, with a single click of the mouse – just like with any of our other templates..

Also like the others, it is customizable and has been tested for compatibility with a wide variety of web and software based email clients, like Yahoo Mail, Gmail, and Outlook 2007. Oh, and of course, messages created using it will achieve the same high rate of deliverability our customers expect.

Ideas For Using This Template

Bob created Malibu with promotions and brevity in mind.. Think of it as a virtual postcard, and use it to:

  • Make a concise yet compelling pitch for one or more of your products, including physical products and virtual products like eBooks
  • Highlight a three step process your subscribers (and your business) could benefit from. Example: “3 Steps to a Greener Lawn!”
  • Feature three articles/pages on your website, with screenshots or relevant images to grab your subscribers’ attention

Or, maybe you already have a fresh idea for a postcard template you’ve always wanted to try. How will you use it, and what other types of templates would you like to see?

Please share your thoughts and experiences with our reader community in the comments below.

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  1. Corrado Coia

    8/12/2008 5:42 pm

    This is a great way to showcase products and generate some sales. I will definitely use this templates when I send out some special deals to my list.

    Thanks for the great template!

  2. Heidi Dugan

    8/13/2008 2:19 am

    Hi Bob,

    I have to say when i saw the message on my aweber account i was instantly interested to see what it was all about. I have not yet used the template but feel compeled to tell you that i am more than excited about it. It has made me think of a number of great ways i can push some of our products. Thanks for the great work i hope there will be many more templates just like it.

  3. Codrut Turcanu

    8/13/2008 2:25 am

    That’s awesome, how do you come up with all these? lol..

    I might test this, I’m not sure yet as I’m not used to html editing for aweber, never use them as I hate to broke things.. 🙂

    Are there any tools for editing those buttons (for the newbies)?

  4. Mads

    8/13/2008 7:20 am

    Interesting template and nice design – however:

    When I download the ZIP I get a 45KB file in no known format. In other words, useless?!

    A minor error perhaps? 🙂

  5. Justin Premick

    8/13/2008 7:31 am


    The 45KB .zip file opens fine for me.

    If you’re having trouble opening it, please make sure you have a program such as WinZip that enables you to open .zip files.


    The “buttons” are table cells with backgrounds. You can edit the text in them by copying/pasting or typing into them.

  6. Miroslav

    8/13/2008 7:57 am

    Thank You,
    Design is fine. Only, people who are familiar with html can do this on their own.Us other do not know how to use it. So please, include some article about using it.
    Can You prepare some of this for affiliates, so they can give it away and collest customers for aweber ??? Maybe splash page too…With place for aweber code??? maybe You can host splash pages for us..than it is not only autoresponder service, but emarketing solution.Who can do this better than You?

  7. Marc Kline

    8/13/2008 9:02 am


    I’m glad you like the design. To use this template, in an AWeber account, you’ll just need to replace the three blank images with ones of your products or whatever else you’d like to showcase. Then, you can rewrite the text by simply clicking, and replacing the text that is there as filler.

    Outside of AWeber, you would want to open this up in your HTML editor and make the changes there or manually do so by hand-coding.

    Regarding your suggestion that we host splash pages, this is something we’ve discussed recently and we’ll sit down with our development team to see about exploring the idea a little further. I can see how hosting sign up pages could be useful to some of our users.

    Thanks for your feedback!

  8. Dirk Dupon

    8/13/2008 11:12 am

    HTML templates are another great advantage that Aweber offers, compared to other services. I will try this one out for my new travel Ezine that I’m working on. Big thanks! 😉

  9. June

    8/13/2008 7:01 pm

    Great template. Thank you so much!

    Will I need to sign up again to receive more templates or am I fine since I am already on the mailing list

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  11. Nik

    8/15/2008 6:39 am

    This is really cool. I like the look and feel it has. The black will go well the feel of the dating industry that I am in as well. Very elegant and classy.

    Thank you for creating this.

  12. John Adams

    8/15/2008 7:53 am

    Thank you for another fantastic template!

    I like the new template. It does grab the attention of the reader, and that is always good for the bank balance.

    And now, and for the next few months is a perfect time to offer bonuses and new ideas to potential customers, so thanks again.

    Keep the good stuff coming.

  13. Bunmi

    8/16/2008 3:57 pm

    Love the Mallibu template.Keep the new templates coming! They are a godsend to my business.

  14. Bob Winstead

    8/19/2008 6:25 am

    This is PERFECT for our new adopt a school campaign. Thank you again for your perfect timing.

  15. Jesus Moreno

    8/26/2008 10:46 pm

    Nice post. Every time I learn more about autoresponders.
    Thank you.

  16. kent

    9/4/2008 1:02 pm


    Thanks for all the info and templates very nice.

  17. Ellie Walsh

    10/7/2008 12:29 pm

    While there are many newsletter templates – I would like to see some simple postcard templates without columns – that can be used to send out a notice of dates … or to announce a new item, new event … etc…

    Maybe colors to match the newsletter templates…..


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  20. Jessica

    4/13/2010 5:47 pm

    Thanks so much!!

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  22. Austin

    3/22/2011 1:39 am

    For an email marketing campaign, AWeber is an essential partner. You need a list and building the list is an essential part of online marketing. Keep building.

  23. Santiago Vargas

    2/29/2012 5:56 pm

    Great template. Thank you so much!
    Will I need to sign up again to receive more templates or am I fine since I am already on the mailing list

  24. Michael Ching

    3/5/2012 2:45 pm

    Thank you for creating this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Muhammad Imtiaz Sadiq

    5/31/2012 4:53 am

    these templates are very good . I like these very much. I got many ideas for making newsletter templates