Multiple email accounts in one mailbox.
Posted on 2005-03-11
I have a few folders under 'inbox' that are named as my email accounts are. For example, if I have an email address called email@example.com, then i would also have a folder under inbox called 'firstname.lastname@example.org'. When outlook checks the pop account (every 5 minutes) and finds a new email in that account, it will download it and the rules I have setup will automatically transfer that email to the appropriate folder.
When I click on a folder to view the related emails, i can select one and click reply. This will, of course, reply to the email, but it will also allow me to select one of my smtp accounts related with that folder that I want to send it to. So now, I have three different email accounts coming in, but I can reply to a specific email and outlook automatically puts the 'reply to email address in the header of the email, so the recipient knows who it is from.
I have been using outlook 2002 without exchange for a few years now, and it has worked perfectly.
I have three email accounts:
I have installed exchange and copied all of my emails over, everything is working fine until now... I made a rule for my sub folders that basically tells exchange 'if you recieve an email from myEmail1@yahoo.com, put it in this folder' and outlook is happy to do so. The problem is replying... When I reply to an email I don't want the recipient to receive it from email@example.com (my exchange hosting company) - if they do so, they will send the reply back to firstname.lastname@example.org and the message would wind back in my mailbox.
I have talked to tech support about this problem and I was told that I couldn't reply as an email address from yahoo.com because I don't own that domain... That's fine. I dont' care about yahoo. My real problem is with the domains I own - I was told that since I own them they could add a record allowing me to reply from that particular domain. They added the record and it still doesn't work...
Exchange is suppose to be a more powerful tool than standard outlook, but I can't do something this simple. I want to have more than one email address under my mailbox - I don't want to have a new calendar, contact list, deleted items folder, sent items folder, tasks and drafts folder for each and EVERY email address I have... That would be ridiculous.
How do I fix this? What suggestions do you have? Am I going about this the right way? I don't believe that I am the only one using exchange who wants more than one email address with ONLY one calendar folder... after all, how many calendars would one person need?!
I know this is a lot of reading, but any help would be greatly appreciated.