Extending the WebServiceTemplate forces me to implement the properties file named after the class i just created.
The property file contains defaults for the MessageFactory, Sender and Fault resolver. These are only applicable for the class being extended, WebServiceTemplate. I would suggest that the properties are read based on the class name that utilizes the properties and not the class being instanciated .
(ps. Still wanting to send an email, based on our conversation on JFall, but cant find email address)