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Struggling to find any documentation on how to override Craft's HTML for the forgotten password email.

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The documentation can be found here: https://craftcms.com/docs/templating/forgot-password-form

Part of the full templating documentation that starts here: https://craftcms.com/docs/templating/global-variables

The actual HTML side of things is determined by the template you're using, which you can specify in the control panel -> settings -> emails. I believe these settings are considered 'self documenting' in that there are explanations on that page as to what they do.

One thing worth noting is that IIRC you can't extend a layout template with that template, which is a little unfortunate. So I have one general layout for all my general emails and duplicate that fully into the system email template.

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    That is just the form and not the email that is sent out to users – Towny1991 May 22 '17 at 6:59
  • I've updated my answer to add where you set the template. – Jeremy Daalder May 22 '17 at 7:36

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