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Magento Version:

I’m not sure when this feature was added. It’s there in and might be in previous version.

The phtml template file for your system emails are located in


However, you don’t want to edit these files. Instead, go to

System -> Transactional Emails

This UI will let you create a copy of the email in the Admin Console.

Then, if you go to

System -> Configuration

Each email has a config option somewhere that will let you choose a template. For example

System -> Configuration -> Email a Friend -> Select Email Template

This is a perfect place to use my free System Config Search extension.

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Originally Posted: 13th June 2011