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    Outlook Custom Welcome Email

    I would like to have a custom email waiting in all new mailbox accounts for new users in the school so that the first time they open Outlook they have a welcome email with a few things regarding their accounts and IT in the school explained clearly for them to read.

    Ideally i just want to create their user logon in AD, open up Exchange Management, create their mailbox and that it, have the pre-typed welcome email automatically sent to their mailbox as soon as its created.

    Can anyone help?

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    wouldnt you have to go into their outlook in the first place in order to set up the account with all the in/out servers etc?

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    Not if the OP is using a custom profile as part of his/her install - all settings can be preset which saves a lot of hassle.

    Customizing Outlook Profiles by Using PRF Files

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    To answer the original question, it depends on what version of outlook you are using. IIRC, pre-2003 Outlook uses a Welcome.msg file, which can be edited (html), located here: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office. However for 2003 upwards, the message is hard coded and cannot be altered unfortunately. I wanted to be able to do the same but couldn't find a way around I'm afraid. I'm sure some clever person could script an email to be sent on first logon but that is beyond my capabilities!

    Dave.



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