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Hi Guys,

I didn’t know if I should post this in the Outlook section or the Exchange section and in the end decided to go for the Exchange section.

Basically, from the question title I guess you can figure out what the question is going to be, but I just need a little more then the utility/tool that: http://www.ivasoft.biz/choosefrom.shtml provides.

I need the exact same functionality but in a much easier form to use.
Financing this solution shouldn’t really be a worry as I have a reasonable budget for it.
I need the ability to choose which email address I want to send from when a user has multiple addresses but not as ‘complicated’ as above program makes it (I know the above program is not complicated, but it’s just not feasible for the users that will need to use it).

Something that’s simple to use and the ‘from address’ can be chosen by simply clicking a drop down button (something like outlook express).

The utility that ivasoft.biz provides does the job, but I just need it to be more easier and user friendly on the client side.

Any ideas?

Thanks guys!
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SembeeCommented:
That utility is the ONLY way that I have seen it done, apart from using the From line in Outlook.
It is actually more complex that it first appears, due to the way that Exchange manages multiple email addresses. The bottom line is that Exchange is not designed to allow the user to change the address their message comes from.

Simon.
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dqnetAuthor Commented:
But even with the ‘from’ field, I will need to create a separate mailbox and give permissions to send from that new mailbox, unless I have misunderstood how we can use the 'From' field.

Every time I put who I want the email to come from in the ‘from’ field and send to any recipient including myself, I just get an email back saying I do not have permissions to send to this recipient. The email address I am using in the ‘from’ field is an email address I own (part of the list of email addresses for me) in AD.

Thanks in advance Simon!
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SembeeCommented:
You have to have a separate mailbox.
Exchange has been built on the one user, one email address principle. As such there is no easy way to use multiple email addresses for outbound email.

Simon.
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dqnetAuthor Commented:
So if I was to set my default address in AD to the one I want emails to look like they have come from, will this be sufficient? Would the emails leaving my account show the new default address as the from address? Or will they still come from the first email address created?

Thanks again pal.
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SembeeCommented:
Outbound email will appear to come from the default address on the account.
You can have as many email addresses on the account as you like, which will receive email messages. However you can only have one outbound address.

Simon.
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