How to deploy Shared Email Templates

In Microsoft Outlook

In this guide, you will find instructions for IT pros on how to deploy, activate, create a team & invite members, and manage Shared Email Templates for your Microsoft Outlook users.

Before you start

Before you start, bear in mind that Shared Email Templates includes two components:

Note. This manual is relevant to the Outlook add-in only, not to the web app.

Step 1: Create account

As an admin, you can create teams, invite users, manage access permissions, manage license keys, close teams. Your first step is to create an account:

How to create an account

Step 2: Activate license key

When you have received your license key, you can activate your subscription. One license key may be activated for several users depending on the number of subscriptions you bought. Each of your users should activate the key for their account:

How to activate license key

Step 3: Create team and encrypt it

You can create a team and, optionally, encrypt it. To do this, you will enter and confirm the Team Password.

How to create and manage teams

How to encrypt your team

Here is more information on why we recommend you to encrypt your teams:

Encryption and your data protection

Note! This is end-to-end encryption, so make sure to save your Team Password in a safe place since we do not have access to your password and won't be able to restore it in case you forget it.

Step 4: Invite users and grant them permissions

When your team is created, you can invite users manually by entering their emails and checking permissions:

How to invite team members manually

Or you can import a .CSV file with all the emails and permissions:

How to import emails and permissions

As soon as you click the Send invite button, your colleagues will receive invitations to join the team. This is how it looks like:
The invitation to a team.

Step 5: Pass Team Password and license key

To secure your privacy, we do not pass the password and key automatically, so this is your responsibility to communicate them to your colleagues. However, we've created an easy way for you to pass the keys. The built-in New team member welcome email template in your My Templates folder will help.

  1. Go to the My Templates folder and find New team member welcome email:
    New team member welcome email.
  2. Right-click the template and select Copy:
    Copy the template.
  3. Select your team as a destination folder:
    Select your team.
  4. ะกreate a new email, enter the email addresses of your colleagues into the To field, and paste the template to your message body by clicking the Paste icon:
    Insert the template into email.
  5. As the template includes the Properties macros, you will see the Team Password and license key as well as the name of your team inserted automatically:
    The Welcome team member email.
  6. Send this email to your colleagues.

Step 6: Manage users

You can change the team members' permissions, remove them from the team, edit your team or close it:

How to manage your team

Responses

Michiel Helmer says:
April 10, 2021 at 1:51 pm

It is not entirely clear to me whether we can use the Ablebits templates for our helpdesk where we want to have a set of separate personal templates (for each individual user) and a set of "team" templates that everyone in the team can use.
Can each set (personal and team) exist of max. 512 templates?

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Hello Michiel,

Thank you for your question. Each licensed user can create up to 512 personal templates (in My Templates) and access the same number of folders and templates in a team. Don't hesitate to contact me again if you have any other questions or difficulties.

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