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  • Send/receive emails using email addresses from two different domains

    Hello

    I would like to have an Exchange 2003 server configured to be able to allow a user to receive mail from two different domains and to be able to send email from either domain depending on the situation.

    For example user1 would like to be able to receive mail from both [email protected] and [email protected]. The default domain is domain-a.com and the user's primary email address is [email protected].
    I have configured the Exchange to already to handle both domains by adding domain-b.com to the Default Recipient Policy in the Exchange System Manager.

    In addition, I have added the second email address of the user ([email protected]) under the E-mail Addresses tab of the user's properties in Active Directory Users and Computers.

    The user can successfully receive emails from both domains. The user can also send email from both domains. When sending emails from the second email address, the user will manually insert the email address [email protected] in the From field of the email.

    However, the problem is that the "From" address gets converted to the user's primary email address. Therefore, even though the user manually inserted "[email protected]", the email recipient sees the email from "[email protected]".

    Current Setting
    ----------------
    user1 sends email to [email protected] from address [email protected].
    user2 will receive the email with the "From" address showing as [email protected].
    user1 sends email to [email protected] from address [email protected].
    user2 will receive the email with the "From" address showing as [email protected].


    Desired Setting
    ----------------
    user1 sends email to [email protected] from address [email protected].
    user2 will receive the email with the "From" address showing as [email protected].
    user1 sends email to [email protected] from address [email protected].
    user2 will receive the email with the "From" address showing as [email protected].

    User1 is using Outlook 2003.

    How can we resolve this issue?

    Regards,
    Georges

  • #2
    Re: Send/receive emails using email addresses from two different domains

    There isn't any good way to do it without third party utilties but here's what we do:

    1. In the Outlook profile add the Exchange account. This becomes the "sender" for the users primary SMTP address.

    2. In the same Outlook profile add a POP account to connect to the same mailbox. Set the properties of the POP account to use the alternate SMTP address. This becomes the "sender" for the alternate SMTP address. Make sure to set the delivery location for this account to be the mailbox. That way all email stays in the mailbox instead of a pst file (and no, the user does not receive all emails twice).

    When a user sends an email there will be an option in the message form that allows the user to select which account to send from. Note that this choice is sticky so when they choose to send from the POP account, the next message they send will also be sent from the POP account and they'll have to switch back to the Exchange account. This can be a little cumbersome but it's a way to do it without using any third party utilities.

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    • #3
      Re: Send/receive emails using email addresses from two different domains

      Or maybe create a new account, set it to forward all emails to the original account and grant send as permissions on this account for the original?
      cheers
      Andy

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