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Default "from" address for certain contacts...

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by flocker, Feb 12, 2005.

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  1. flocker

    flocker Thread Starter

    Jan 31, 2005
    I have four email accounts and would like to be able to assign default "from" addresses when replying to certain emails...for instance...my boss sends an email to [email protected]. My Outlook has account2 as default account. When replying to my boss, I want him to see that it was sent to him from account1, not the default account2. Doable? Willing to leave Outlook if possible.
  2. BillC


    May 28, 2003
    If I understand you correctly, the answer is yes at least in OE and I suspect Outlook as well. You will need to go to Tools > Accounts the 'add' a second account. Then when you click on the 'send mail' button, there will be a drop down menu in the 'from' field so you can use a different account. Is that what you mean?
  3. Ratboy


    Feb 12, 1999

    When you Reply to the e-mail from your boss, it will be sent from whichever account he sent it to. The 'default' account will only come into play when you compose a new message (as opposed to Replying or Forwarding).

    When Replying or Forwarding, if you want to send it from a different account than the one it was originally sent to, you can select a different account in the compose window.

    In Outlook Express, select a different account in the 'From' field drop-down window.

    In Outlook 2003 (there should be a similar option in other versions), click the 'Accounts' button and select the appropriate account to send from.

    You can use this same process when creating a new message and you want to send it from one of the non 'default' accounts.
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