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2010-11-17, 16:38 #1
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Make your e-mail more professional and portable
By Susan Bradley
Your e-mail address can leave business associates with a good — or not-so-good — impression of you as a businessperson.
Creating a custom domain name for your e-mail can make your correspondence look more professional, and setting it up isn't as hard as it might seem.
The full text of this column is posted at WindowsSecrets.com/2010/11/18/06 (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).
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2010-11-18, 16:00 #2
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I already do this, but I have hit a snag which you didn't mention.
Lets say my domain is mydomain.com and my name is me.
Let's also say I have an enmail account set up as firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have set up pop3 access so Outlook can access my xyz emails at comcast.net.
So I have created a forward address where if someone emails me at email@example.com, I forward it to my email account at firstname.lastname@example.org.This works well, EXCEPT when you read any message that was sent from my outlook to someone else, you find that the "From field" contains me name[email@example.com] As a result of that. several potentially bad things could happen.
If the recipient of the message chhoses to add me to their contact list, they add my firstname.lastname@example.org address, not my email@example.com address. Similarly, when they hot reply to the message, the reply message goes to firstname.lastname@example.org. This ok, up until I switch from comcast to Verizon or change my email addresses at comcast.
I have set up outlook (2003) with "Your name" name as "me name" and my "reply to to address" in "General" as email@example.com".
Am I missing something or doesn't this derail the whole scheme?