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    I've tried searching for an answer to this but so far unsuccessfully.

    Using Exchange 2003, I have a few users who recieve emails from a few different domains. If they want to reply to a message that was sent to, say "[email protected]", where the default domain is "[email protected]", the reply appears to come from "[email protected]" but they need it to appear to go from "[email protected]". (Does that make sense?)

    Basically, I think what I am asking is can the users choose what email address messages they send appear to come from?

    Is there a way to do this?
    James
    MCP

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    Re: changing sent from address

    i'm having the same question and didn't find any answer online.

    our users receive mails from different domains correctly. but when replying or writing a new mail it's not possible to select the sender (it's always the default address).

    our main external domain is shop.com (all names invented) and every user's default address is [email protected].
    for example one user is responsable for (and gets mail from) [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected]. when sending he needs to choose one of those.

    setting up an e-mail account in outlook for every address is only the very last option.

    using: sbs 2003 and outlook 2003/2007

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    • #3
      Re: changing sent from address

      Really struggling with this

      I've tried and Microsoft's sites, but cant seem to find anywhere people asking for the same thing. Maybe I'm not wording it right in the search engine...

      In the meantime, if anyone comes up with any ideas on this, please let me know, I'll be forever grateful!!
      James
      MCP

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      • #4
        Re: changing sent from address

        What you want to do cannot be done natively.
        A user can only have one default email address, and that address will be used as the default for outbound email. Any other email addresses that the user has will be treated as aliases and used for inbound email only.

        You basically have two options.

        1. An account for each domain, with the primary account having permissions on the other account to send as that account - Send As permissions.

        2. A third party tool called Choose From from ivasoft.biz.

        See my web site here:
        http://www.amset.info/exchange/twodomainsoneuser.asp

        Another option which I personally don't like is the dummy POP3 account. This is where you add additional accounts in Outlook as POP3 accounts, each with a different email address. The user then chooses the account to be used and sends the email. This requires POP3 to be enabled on the server, plus the additional headaches of dealing with relaying. I don't like POP3 enabled on Exchange, awful protocol, not designed for a business environment.

        Simon.
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        • #5
          Re: changing sent from address

          yeah thats what I thought...

          Thanks tho, I'll have a readup on your site.
          James
          MCP

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          • #6
            Re: changing sent from address

            ok, your solution sounds perfect.... however I am having an issue.

            I've followed the instructions, checked it all out and all seems to be set up correctly. However, whenever I try to send a message from the Primary email address as the secondary I get a Undeliverable message straight back saying: You do not have permission to send to this recipient.

            I'm pretty sure I had the permissions setup correctly. Any ideas?
            James
            MCP

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            • #7
              Re: changing sent from address

              How long did you wait after setting the permissions?
              They don't take effect immediately.

              Is either user a domain admin? That can cause a problem and mean the Send As permission is removed.

              Simon.
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              Simon Butler
              Exchange MVP

              Blog: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/
              More Exchange Content: http://exchange.sembee.info/
              Exchange Resources List: http://exbpa.com/
              In the UK? Hire me: http://www.sembee.co.uk/

              Sembee is a registered trademark, used here with permission.

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              • #8
                Re: changing sent from address

                Sorry, worked it out.

                The GAL didn't seem to want to update on my PC, despite me forcing it to. Once it finally did, works like a charm!!

                Many thanks Simon, really appriciate that
                James
                MCP

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