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    Multiple reply to: addresses (2002)

    I'm trying to create an email account that specifies more than one "reply to:" address. More specifically, I know that when I compose an email, I can go to VIEW - OPTIONS and enter more than one email address in the "Have replies sent to:" field, and that will work. But it's not automatic.

    So I thought I could create a new email account, with all the same settings as my normal account, except (1) a different name, and (2) more than one email address in the "reply email" field (under "more settings; general" when you set up or change an account. But if I enter more than one address (separated by a semicolon, I get an error message saying that the address I entered does not appear to be valid. Even if I tell Outlook to accept it anyway, replies to any emails sent from that account do NOT go to both addresses.

    Is this a limitation in Outlook, or am I missing something?

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    Re: Multiple reply to: addresses (2002)

    I don't know about the list - I vaguely think its come up before and wasn't possible.
    However, have you tried creating a distribution list containing your target addresses and replying to that?

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    Re: Multiple reply to: addresses (2002)

    I think he wants to send out a email that will have a multi email address for the receiver to reply to.

    Which is beyond the built in options.

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    Re: Multiple reply to: addresses (2002)

    I guess I didn't make myself clear. I don't need a distrubtion list; I know how to do that. I need a way to set up an account so that whenever I send an email from that account, the replies to that email always will go to me@addressX and me@addressy, rather than just one place.

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    Re: Multiple reply to: addresses (2002)

    Yep, that's it. What strikes me as oddis that, as I noted, you CAN force mutilple reply addresses for any individual email by going to VIEW - OPTIONS - HAVE REPLIES SENT TO while you're composing it, and putting multiple addresses in that fields, but you don't seem to be able to do the same thing as a default for a given account. I mean, that you can do this under VIEW - OPTIONS means that Outlook clearly has the capability to set up an email so any reply to it will go to a bunch of designated addresses, so it seems to me that there must be a way to make that the default. Basically, the problem here is that I want to set up Outlook so that replies to certain emails go both to my personal email address and also to my work email address.

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    Re: Multiple reply to: addresses (2002)

    Hmmm... it does seem to be very "literal" about the one you can save with your account. I haven't found a syntax that works. You might need to go with a macro approach.

    This works if you can tolerate the security prompts:
    <pre>Sub SetReplyAddr()
    Dim msg As Outlook.MailItem
    Set msg = ActiveInspector.CurrentItem
    With msg.ReplyRecipients
    .Add "me1@ispX.net"
    .Add "me2@ispY.com"
    '.Add "Me1[SMTP:me1@ispX.net]" 'seems to work in OL, not sure compatible with
    '.Add "Me2[SMTP:me2@ispY.com]" 'recipients using other mail clients
    End With
    Set msg = Nothing
    End Sub</pre>

    There might be a better way using a different property, or using the Redemption library, but I didn't dig any deeper. (I don't consider SendKeys to be a better way, but that's another option.)

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    Re: Multiple reply to: addresses (2002)

    Michael

    I guess I didn't make myself clear either! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    What I meant was - create a distribution list called "MyTwoAddresses" and add your two "reply-to" addresses to it.

    Send the mail message with the "reply-to" field set as "MyTwoAddresses" - and the replies come back to the two addresses.

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    Re: Multiple reply to: addresses (2002)

    If you are setting up a second account, why not use rules to define who gets a copy of the message?
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