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    Here's the problem... (Outlook 2002 SP2)

    I have my own domain name. I have 2 accounts defined in Outlook - one called receive and one called send. Incoming mail is retrieved via the receive account. Outgoing mail is sent via the send account. The reason for this is so that my domain name and the email address I want appears in all sent mail. The receive account has a entry DUMMY for the SMTP line so that mail cannot be sent from that account. Similarly, the send account has the POP3 line set to DUMMY so email cannot be received there.

    This structure works fine for me and does what I want it to. However, if I want to reply or forward an email I've received, I have to manually change the account to the send account for it to be sent. This is because Outlook/Microsoft believes that if you received an email on one account, then you should reply/forward from the same account. I've tried making the send account the default account but this doesn't change anything.

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    I want to forward a daily email to my work location. I setup a rule to do this. But it won't go because the account wasn't changed from receive to send. And there doesn't seem to be any clear way to do an account switch from the rules engine. There is a function to run a script as part of the rule and I'm guessing that I might be able to do this via that function but I have no idea if this would work or how to go about it. Any ideas?

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    Re: Here's the problem... (Outlook 2002 SP2)

    I don't know how to Send via a different account with a script.

    Why is it a problem to reply on the "receive" account? Can you get "close enough" by changing everything but the SMTP server in the settings for the "receive" account? Message sent through that account then should show the origin that you want: From and Reply-To addresses the same as your "send" account. The "Internet headers" will show the ISP, but... who checks, anyway? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Here's the problem... (Outlook 2002 SP2)

    As far as I know, it can't be done. The nearest you can get is to set the "Sent on behalf of" name. Although it would be perfectly OK in your situation, as a general rule it would be very dangerous if you could change the actual sender name of an e-mail, so the object model doesn't allow that.

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    Re: Here's the problem... (Outlook 2002 SP2)

    I confess that I don't completely understand your requirements, but couldn't you simplify things by adding both accounts to one profile. When you send or reply you can choose the accounts button and select the account to send under. Wouldn't work for me because I'd never remember to do that...

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    Re: Here's the problem... (Outlook 2002 SP2)

    > confess that I don't completely understand your requirements, but couldn't you simplify things by adding both accounts to one profile. When you send or reply you can choose the accounts button and select the account to send under. Wouldn't work for me because I'd never remember to do that... <

    This is what I have to do now. But I've been thinking based on the replies as to why I now need two accounts? In the past, I was able to have two different email addresses, one that all my mail came in under (me@myisp.com) and the other for the email I wanted to be known as (me@mydomain.com). But my ISP (which also hosts my domain) made a change 6 months or so ago and I can't use two different email addresses now anyway. So perhaps going back to one account will not cause me any problems.

    Still, I think that MS shouldn't assume that the receiving account will also be the sending account. And of course, naming an account "default" apparently has no effect. Bet MS isn't aware of any of this (not that they would care anyway).

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    Re: Here's the problem... (Outlook 2002 SP2)

    If you were to open the accounts setting pane, go to the account, and then the "More Settings" button, you will find a "Reply address setting that can be set to what ever account you want to do the replying.

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    Re: Here's the problem... (Outlook 2002 SP2)

    >If you were to open the accounts setting pane, go to the account, and then the "More Settings" button, you will find a "Reply address setting that can be set to what ever account you want to do the replying.<

    Not with my ISP. If you try that, you get a relay not allowed error.

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    Re: Here's the problem... (Outlook 2002 SP2)

    I think you answered your own question. If "Not with my ISP. If you try that, you get a relay not allowed error", then I do not think you are going to be able to do what you want until you change providers.

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