Make replies to e-mail messages go to a different e-mail account

This feature is available for most POP3 (POP3: A common protocol that is used to retrieve e-mail messages from an Internet e-mail server.) and IMAP (IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol): Unlike Internet e-mail protocols such as POP3, IMAP creates folders on a server to store/organize messages for retrieval by other computers. You can read message headers only and select which messages to download.) e-mail accounts. It is not available when using a Microsoft Exchange e-mail account.

You can configure Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 so that when an e-mail recipient replies to your message, the reply is sent to an e-mail account that is different from the account that you used to send the message.

For example, if you send a message and then go on vacation to visit a friend, you can specify that replies to your message be sent to your friend's account. Or, if you are at work and do not have the ability to send a message from your personal e-mail account, you can temporarily change your e-mail settings so that replies to messages you send from work are sent to a personal account.

Only replies to messages that you send after making this change are affected.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Account Settings.
  2. On the E-mail tab, select an e-mail account, and then click Change.
  3. Click More Settings, and then, in the Reply E-mail box, type the e-mail address of the account to which you want replies sent.


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Applies to:
Outlook 2007