How to keep Reply from going to everyone list.
Posted on 2007-12-05
Hello Outlook Experts,
We are using 2003 on a POP3 account at our company and we have a slight dilemma. What is happening a lot of times is, when someone gets an email that was sent to the "everyone" list, they will click the "Reply" button, type a quick reply, and send that baby off instead of deleting the firstname.lastname@example.org address from the To: box and inserting the address of the person that sent the message. Heck, it's easy to do, I've done it a couple of times myself. Then it sends that message AGAIN with whatever they typed to everyone at our company. It's kind of getting to be an annoyance, not to mention taking up tons of mail server space. So, with that said, I have done some investigating to see if there is some sort of, I don't know, VBA macro or something that will intercept the "Reply" button click event and instead of sending it back to the everyone list, send it just to the person that sent the message in the first place.
See, we have a mail server with, I think MDaemon or something like that for our mail program and a lot of us have rules set up in Outlook that dumps all those emails to our "everyone" folder. I'm not a VBA guy or anything, I've never written anything with it, I'm just an ASP.Net web developer here but thought I would take a crack at trying to figure this thing out. It is really getting to be a nuisance.
If anyone has ANYTHING to offer I would appreciate it.
Thanks in advance...
p.s. They try to train all the new employees that if they click "Reply" to not send it back to the "everyone" list but sometimes it just happens.