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    Reply address (2003/SP1)

    I am about to change my ISP and also use my college's "e-mail for Life" forwarding service. They will forward all e-mail to whatever I tell them is my current address.
    In would like Outlook to list the From: address as: hdh@mit.edu and not: hdh@new_isp.com. This way people who want to reply won't be confused by a Reply address that is different than my published new address. Can I tell Outlook to use this "alias" as the Reply address? How?

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    Re: Reply address (2003/SP1)

    unkamunka, either I don't understand what you are saying, or I don't agree with you.

    On our home machines both my wife and I use the From Addresses of our e-mail remailer, POBOX, not the actual ISP e-mail addressess to which our mail is ultimately delivered by POBOX and from where we collect it, with no problem. In XP it's as simple as putting settings such as my e-mail address is "me@remailer.com" and my ISP servers as "mailserver.myisp.net"

    The dialogs changed from XP to 2003, but I believe that in 2003 a From alias can be set somewhere under the Tools | E-Mail Accounts | and either 'View or Change Existing E-mail Accounts' if the account is already set up to the ISP, or 'Add E-mail Account' if not.

    Am I missing something? Perhaps in the definition of "alias" vs. "Reply to address"?
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    Re: Reply address (2003/SP1)

    Sorry, must have been very tired - reply largely incorrect.
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    Re: Reply address (2003/SP1)

    Correcting my earlier reply - which must have been written in complete tiredness {confusing POP with SMTP} - go in to Tools|E-mail Accounts |View or Change|Change|E-mail Address. That is the setting that controls your From Address. For your Reply To Address, go on to More Settings|General where it is the bottom dialog.
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    Re: Reply address (2003/SP1)

    Thanks for the info. I always wanted to know how to change the From: address. I surely confused the issue by calling it the Reply address. You are right about the Reply To address not being noticeable. Where does it hide? How do you add it to a message?

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    Re: Reply address (2003/SP1)

    The Reply address pops up automatically - as long as you fill in the dialogue in Outlook - although you may want to send yourself a test message to make sure. HTH
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    Re: Reply address (2003/SP1)

    Well, I filled out the dialog box for More Settings/Reply e-mail: and sent a test to myself. I didn't see any Reply To on my outgoing message, nor on the incoming. What did I miss?

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    Re: Reply address (2003/SP1)

    Did you try to "Reply" to this email that you sent yourself?

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    Re: Reply address (2003/SP1)

    It appears that the behaviour is different in Outlook 2003 from 2002. For 2003, it appears you have to set the option in Options|Have Reply Sent To on an item by item basis. It is quite possible that this could be changed - on a global basis - using VBA code. Both of our most active Outlook coders, however, are taking Winter breaks at the moment.
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    Re: Reply address (2003/SP1)

    Thanks, Dave. Bingo! When I replied to myself, the correct Reply To address appeared in the From field. Aha!. I was expecting a separate Reply To field to show up in the original message, not in the reply. Outlook works in strange and mysterious ways!

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    Re: Reply address (2003/SP1)

    Problem solved. See my reply (Post: 442673) to Dave's post. It appears that I didn't follow what you meant when you wrote "the Reply To pops up automatically". What it does is fill in the From field automatically when you reply. Changing the e-maill address fills in the From field on New messages. Subtle, but clever.
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    Re: Reply address (2003/SP1)

    Good. I can go back to my winter break! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Reply address (2003/SP1)

    I'm also glad to hear that, as I was starting to become confused.!
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