How can i change the default Reply To address in Outlook on Exchange.
Posted on 2008-10-02
In our company we want to change the mailflow to our developers (7 in total). All mails should be received by the email@example.com mail-address. Developers should still be able to receive internal e-mails, they also must be able to send external e-mail, but the sending address should be firstname.lastname@example.org.
We wanted to do this as follows.
In the Users & Computers MMC we want to remove the email@example.com address, set the firstname.lastname@example.org as the default SMTP-address. This way the developers can still comunicate with everyone in the company. The next step is to set the smtp-addrress email@example.com as an extra SMTP-address for firstname.lastname@example.org
With this situation we can let all developers mail internally, and all mail sent to them is received by the planner, (who then redirects the mails if necessary).
On the clientside (Outlook 2003) we wanted to set the "Send reply-to address = email@example.com. But this option is not available in Outlook when connected to exchange, dropping them to pop/smtp ect is not an option.
Also instructing the developers to manually keep changing the MAIL FROM (Send on behalf) will most probably not work, the chance that it will sometimes be forgotten will be too big.
Research on the net didn't yet produce an answer,
Clients run XP and Outlook 2003. (Outlook 2007 is available if needed). Servers all run Windows 2003, Exchange is 2003 with SP2.