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4th September 2009, 10:50 AM #1
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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4th September 2009, 01:19 PM #2
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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?
6th September 2009, 02:42 PM #3
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.
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6th September 2009, 02:50 PM #4
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!
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