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Changing FROM field when replying via Outlook

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The company I work for owns several domain names for which email aliases
have been created. For example, a user may have a primary address of
bo*@xyz.com and an alias of bo*@wxy.com. Our customers can send to
either the user's primary address or any of his or her aliases. My
question is, is there a plugin or can a plugin be created for Outlook to
fill in the FROM field when responding to an email based upon how the
email was received? Currently, no matter whether the email was sent to
bo*@xyz.com or bo*@wxy.com, the response is always from the primary
address. I need to be able to decipher the address the email was sent
to and respond with the same address. I am relatively new to .Net
coding so any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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Take a look at ChooseFrom application here:
http://www.ivasoft.biz/choosefrom.shtml

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Victor Ivanidze,
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The company I work for owns several domain names for which email aliases
have been created. For example, a user may have a primary address of
bo*@xyz.com and an alias of bo*@wxy.com. Our customers can send to
either the user's primary address or any of his or her aliases. My
question is, is there a plugin or can a plugin be created for Outlook to
fill in the FROM field when responding to an email based upon how the
email was received? Currently, no matter whether the email was sent to
bo*@xyz.com or bo*@wxy.com, the response is always from the primary
address. I need to be able to decipher the address the email was sent
to and respond with the same address. I am relatively new to .Net
coding so any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

-Thanks

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Nov 20 '05 #2

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Victor,

Thank you for your post. Unfortunately, our parent company runs our
exchange server and they are really protective of what gets installed.
That is why I am looking for a client side solution. Ideally, when our
users hit reply, code would execute that finds who the email was sent to
and places that address in the FROM field. Right now, the user has to
type the address they wish to be in the FROM field of the reply email.

Again thank you for your post.

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Nov 20 '05 #3

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There is no way to do that using client side software only.

Let's say you have a primary (default) SMTP address of bo*@xyz.com and
secondary one of bo*@wxy.com. Certainly you can place bo*@wxy.com to the
From field in Outlook, but Exchange server will send a message from
bo*@xyz.com, as that address is primary. So you can create and run any
application/code on client side to populate the From field, but it can not
help if you wish to send using non-default SMTP address.

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Victor Ivanidze,
software developer
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Victor,

Thank you for your post. Unfortunately, our parent company runs our
exchange server and they are really protective of what gets installed.
That is why I am looking for a client side solution. Ideally, when our
users hit reply, code would execute that finds who the email was sent to
and places that address in the FROM field. Right now, the user has to
type the address they wish to be in the FROM field of the reply email.

Again thank you for your post.

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Nov 20 '05 #4

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Victor,

Are you saying the FROM field is meaningless in Outlook when it comes to
aliases because exchange will resolve the name to the primary address
before sending the message?
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