Custom Outlook 2003 Default Email Template

I can't figure out how to create a custom email template that opens as the default new mail message. For example: I'd like to have the bullets set as 123, indent increased two tabs in, and using blue text. I've tried saving as a .oft, creating a form, but can't figure out how to get the new mail message to default to specific tab and bullet formatting.
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Since you are using 2003 what you can do is edit your (First back it up by making a copy say Normal.bak)

Then edit your to the format you would like.

Then save it.

Now go into Outlook, Tool>Options>Mail Format
And check, use MS Word 2003 to edit my messages.....

Now try it

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