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I purchased a webpage and it came with an email alias, which fowards to my home email account.

I have figured out how to set my account settings so that when I reply to an email sent to the alias, the person I am replying to will see that it is coming from the alias. Also, I have set the reply email address to the alias so that when they reply, they have to sent it to the alias.

This presents a problem in that when I send an email from my real account, it shows as coming from the alias, and the reply to is from the alias. So i created a second account and set it for my home email. Now I have the option to choose which address i want the email to come from.

1. Is there a way for the receipiant to know, when I use the alias, which address the email is really coming from??

2. When outlook sends and receives, i get an error about the alias account. Why?

3. Is there a better way to do this?

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svenkarlsen earned 200 total points
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Hi gregman22,

1. your question depend on which e-mail server is used, and how it is configured, but in general it should be true that when you select a "Send as.." from-address, this will be used all the way through in your mails, so that no-one can see your other address.

For the best security on this area, I normally advice to have two completely separate accounts, and maintaining them individually. It is no problem with most e-mail programs (Outlook, etc) to manage several accounts in 1 window and to select  the 'Role' when sending. In this way you don't make a mistake and reply to a mail with the wrong 'originator'-address.

2. what is the error message ?

Kind regards,
Sven
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by:gregman22
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Well, I fixed the error.

So there is no way to be traced?

I just dont want my real email address to get out, and just use the alias.

Thx
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