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Changing the "from" line in an Outlook email

Posted on 2006-11-10
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Hello All,

I am using Outlook 2003 and have an interesting problem.  I would like to have Outlook remove my email address from the "From" line in emails that I send and replace my email address with my first and last name.  Is this possible?

Nick
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by:David Lee
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Hi, Nick.

Do you mean you want it to say

    John Doe

on the From line instead of

    John Doe [john.doe@address.com]

Are you in an Exchange environment or are you using Outlook with POP?


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by:ndalmolin_13
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Hello,

You hit the nail on the head.  I want the from line to say John Doe only.

We are using Outlook with POP

Nick
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David Lee earned 125 total points
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Hi, Nick.

Sorry to be so slow getting back to you on this.  I've researched all the avenues I could think of for doing this and it doesn't seem there is any solution.  Outlook inserts that information in each message as it's sent.  I cannot find any documented setting or parameter that changes the way the line is formatted.  I also looked for a scripted solution (i.e. some means of changing the behavior via code).  The problem is that the property holding that information in the message is read-only.  Sorry, it just doesn't seem like this is possible.
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