How Do I Create a Template for Outlook Express?

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Outlook Express users who regularly send uniquely formatted e-mails may find it useful to create an Outlook Express template. An Outlook Express template allows e-mail users to send multiple e-mails to different recipients while maintaining the same e-mail format. Outlook users can also modify templates to suit their preferences. Since Outlook Express does not have a specific command that allows users to create templates, users can make a template by creating an e-mail and then saving the email in the .eml file format.

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    Open Outlook Express, and click on “New Mail.” If you are using Outlook Express 6, select “Create mail.” A new window opens.

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    Type a sample letter or text for your template in the message body, and click on the “Attach” button to add an attachment to your template. If you would like to add a date to your template, leave the specific area where you would like to add a date empty or type “Date” in the area, and then select a different font colour.

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    Place your cursor in the “To” field, and select your e-mail recipients when prompted to add entries from your Outlook Express address book.

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    Create an Outlook Express template by clicking on “File,” selecting “Save As,” typing a name for your template in the “Name” field, and then selecting “.eml” as the file type. Be sure to remember where you saved the template on your PC.

  5. 5

    Double-click on the file to use the template when needed. You have successfully created an Outlook Express template.

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