outlook 2003 default .dot template with word 2003

Hi Experts,

I would like to know what is the default template for outlook 2003 using word as editor? i want to edit this default template to standardize things.

i googled about this and some people say it is email.dot and some other say it is newmail.dot? and on my outlook, it seems only take the normal.dot as the default? i am not sure why and how to change the default template to NOT use the normal.dot when i use outlook.

thanks
nokypleaseAsked:
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Chris BottomleySoftware Quality Lead EngineerCommented:
If you do not have such then perhaps the easiest solution is to create a new template in Word, and select that in Outlook:

In an Email

    Tools| Templates
    Click Attach, Select your .DOT file created above and Click Open
    Check Attach to All email messages in the new dialog
    Select ok

Chris
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Chris BottomleySoftware Quality Lead EngineerCommented:
I believe it will be called email.dot.

Chris
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stevepcguyCommented:
I concur. It's email.dot.  By default, it should automatically use email.dot when using email, even if you use Word as the email editor.
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nokypleaseAuthor Commented:
For some reason, it seems like my outlook 2003 don't pick up email.dot as it's default template and keeps using the normal.dot.

is there any policy that is related to this??
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Chris BottomleySoftware Quality Lead EngineerCommented:
Have you tried creating a new template in word and attaching outlook to it ... like I mentioned above?

Chris
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nokypleaseAuthor Commented:
Hi,

It is working if i setup another template and attach it to outlook. However, I still would like to know how to make outlook automatically use the email.dot as default template? It is because I may need to change all users' outlook default template some time later and it will be a lot of work if i need to manually attach the template to each user's outlook.....

many thanks
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Chris BottomleySoftware Quality Lead EngineerCommented:
Ah, that is a different matter, I know nothing of automating these things as admin, so cannot help with that bit.

Chris
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nokypleaseAuthor Commented:
i would like to know how to do it via group policy.
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