Outlook 365 mail template

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silverback
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Outlook 365 mail template

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How can I change the default template for a new Outlook 365 email?
I followed the instructions in Outlook Help, and edited the document NormalEmail.dotm in C:/users/username/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/Templates
I only want to change the default font from Colibri to Arial.
I selected the only character, changed the font and saved the document. Modification date/time is shown as 28/07/2020 18:11
However, a new email, still shows Colibri. I have closed Outlook and done a restart, but Outlook still shows Colibri in the new email. :scratch:
Thanks
Silverback

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HansV
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Re: Outlook 365 mail template

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Unfortunately, those instructions don't work, as you have found. I have no idea what NormalEmail.dotm is for.

Try the following:
- Start a new email message.
- Click in the body of the message.
- Specify the font and paragraph formatting that you want.
- Click File > Save As.
- In the address bar of the Save As dialog, enter %appdata%\microsoft\stationery and press Enter.
- Save the message as a HTML file named (for example) MyTemplate.htm
- After saving the HTML file, you can discard the email message.
- In Outlook, select File > Options.
- Select Mail in the navigation pane on the left.
- Click 'Stationery and Fonts...'.
- Click Theme...
- Select 'MyTemplate (Stationery)' (or whatever you used as name).
- OK your way out.

A new email message should now use your font and paragraph settings.
Regards,
Hans

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Re: Outlook 365 mail template

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Wow! That is not something I would have discovered, so a big :thankyou:
Tried it, and it worked, of course.
I wonder if any of the MVPs that frequent Eileen's could explain what NormalEmail.dotm is for?

Thanks again
Silverback

PS : Finally, after 10 years and 6 months, made 5 Star Lounger. :fanfare:

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Re: Outlook 365 mail template

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silverback wrote:
29 Jul 2020, 08:39
PS : Finally, after 10 years and 6 months, made 5 Star Lounger. :fanfare:
Congratulations! :thewave:
Regards,
Hans