Outlook 2003 - Default Reply Account

Posted on 2005-04-26
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I have two POP3 and one Exchange account in Microsoft Outlook 2003; the Exchange Server account is the default.  When I create a new mail, it defaults to send through the Exchange account, which is what I DO want.

However, when I reply to an E-Mail that was sent to one of the POP3 accounts, it tries to reply using that same account rather than going through my Exchange account.  I don't want want to have to use the Accounts button at the top of the E-Mail to manually select the Exchange account every time I reply to an E-Mail.

Does anybody know of a way to change the default reply account, regardless of which account the E-Mail was originally received by?

Thanks in advance!
Question by:WhitePhantom
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    I'm sorry but there seems to be no easy answer.  There are third party plugins you can use such as:

    But of course they want to be paid for their troubles.

    Or possibly you could use a macro to set this to the same address everytime, but I'm not quite sure on how to do that, I'll look into it.

    This particular problem has been added to MS Outlook's wishlist, but nothing has been done about it yet.
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    Accepted Solution

    You could set "SMTP server" parameter pointing to your Exchange server for both POP3 accounts.

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    WP, thanks for the points!

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