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Sending emails from distribution group

mbavisi asked
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Is there a way of sending email from an email group on Outlook 2003.  For example i would like to send emails from Finance rather than my user account.  I know that it is possible to do this if you are an administrator but if you are not then i simply get an error stating that i do not have permissions to send from IT despite being apart of that group
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Thanks that worked.  There is one more thing which I need to add.  At the moment when emails are sent from Accounts@domain.com, it will appear as Accounts.

I need to change it so that it appears as Company Name Account, eg Microsft Accounts Department.  I have tried changing the alias and display name but that hasnt worked.  Any idea how to resolve this?


Sorry.  Got it working, just needed time.  There is 1 more problem which i have.  

When sending from the way you have instructed it appear in bold and a naf font in comparison to the usual font when sending from outlook.  

Are you aware of this and do you know how to change the displayed font?
Top Expert 2007

Hmmmm - I'm not aware of that problem. I would assume any font/display changes would be the same whether you were sending as yourself, or another user/distribution list.

Keep in mind that the message format is dictated on the recipient side....were you seeing this on the message once it was received, or while you were composing it before it was actually sent?

I'll do a little digging to see if anyone else has experienced this issue...


The font which displays who the sender is, is the same font used by default for the Subject Field.  If I send from my personal account it is displayed as standard font (not bold)

Does this make sense?
Top Expert 2007

Gotcha. I have not heard of or seen that....and to the best of my knowledge the address lines (From, To, Subject, etc.) cannot be modified without creating your own custom form; so that is very odd....I'll keep looking for a better answer!


Its ok. Thanks for your help

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