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Outlook: sending mail from a different email address

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by dfarbey, Oct 28, 2005.

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  1. dfarbey

    dfarbey Thread Starter

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    I generally work from home, and emails addressed to me at my employer's domain are redirected to my personal email address at my ISP's domain. What I want to do is send mail through my ISP, but I want it to appear as though it came from my employer's domain.

    However, when I enter "[email protected]_domain.com" in the From field, the recipient gets an email which says it comes from "[email protected]_ISPs_domain.com on behalf of [email protected]_domain.com".

    Can I do anything to change this?

    Thanks,

    David Farbey,
    London UK
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Its not "kosher" to "spoof" a from: address, as it can be very misleading if used unwisely.

    This is how many viruses propogate, by using their own SMPT mail engine to spoof the true address, its likely to fall foul of some security settings on company servers and you mail may not get through, if indeed you could do it.

    Under Internet Email settings you can change the "reply e-mail" address, so that if they use "reply" it will use the compny address.
     
  3. dfarbey

    dfarbey Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your reply. If I have understood you correctly, because some people change their "from" addresses to spread viuses or spam, even those people who have legitimate reasons to send mail from an alternative address can't do so. Is that correct?
     
  4. bearone2

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    forward the mail if you want whomever to look thru all the names to see where it originated.

    when i forward stuff i remove all the headers/footers so folks don't see all the garbage. :cool:
     
  5. DaveBurnett

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    If you have two or more genuine accounts you can choose which one to use in the drop down box from the SEND dialogue. You must, however have a connection to the correct SMPT for that account.
    So, for instance, I have accounts with two service providers. If one of them is 'down' I can use the drop-down to send from the other one, but only if I break the connection with the first and establish one with the second. The headers on the mail WILL and SHOULD reflect this. The reply address is independant as has already been stated.
     
  6. dfarbey

    dfarbey Thread Starter

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    This problem is now resolved by the simple expedient of organising POP access to my account through my employers ISP, so I now have a genuine entry in the Outlook accounts list.

    An interesting foornote: while I was using the Outlook "From" field", recipients who used web-based services never saw the sender as "[email protected]_ISPs_domain.com on behalf of [email protected]_domain.com", but only as "[email protected]_domain.com".
     
  7. bearone2

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    it's not magic.

    when you setup the new pop3 account to recieve from your employer, you still send thru your isp's smtp server.

    at some point in setting up the account, a box is filled out with whatever you type in, as to who the mail is coming from.
     
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