How to Change Reply-To Email Address in Outlook 2010

Sometimes you might want send email from one account (i.e. your personal account) but want any replies from your recipients to go to another account (i.e. your business account), vice versa.

This is how you would do it on an instance by instance basis.

  1. Launch Outlook 2010.
  2. From the Home tab of the top ribbon, click the New E-mail button.
  3. In the New E-mail window, click the Options tab.
  4. On the Options  ribbon, click Direct Replies To to bring up the Properties dialog.
  5. Under Delivery options, make sure the Have replies sent to: checkbox is checked.Specify the email address where you want your replies to be sent to.  (You can also click the Select Names… button to select from your contact list.)

You are done!  Now send yourself a test message.  When you receive the test message, hit reply to confirm it is showing the proper alternate Reply-To email address.

Now you know how to change the Reply-To Email Address on an instance by instance basis.

Published in: on March 1, 2011 at 7:24 pm  Comments (10)  

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  1. Your response re. how to change a reply on an instance by instance basis is encouraging but what if I wish to change my reply on ALL mail sent from a particular PC? Using your example, at work where teh office email account serves multiple folks the account name is However, when I reply from my desk, I wish my return address on my outgoing mail to indicate from which is forwarded to our office mail account via forwarding function at our web site provider…..As I recall, this was possible in previous versions of Outlook, simply by typing the desired reply address into the mail setup category. That seems not to work in Outlook 2010 unless you can suggest something I might do which is not obvious……thanks

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  3. We really need a way to set a specific ‘reply to’ address as the default, not just on a per-instance basis. This would be quite helpful when testing or demoing Office 365 for potential clients. Outlook Express can do it, why not Outlook 2010?

  4. For Outlook 2010, to change your reply to address on all emails, go to File -> Account Settings -> Account Settings. On the Email tab, select your name and click Change. Click More Settings on the right. Under the General tab, specify the reply email you want.

  5. I have specified the reply email under the General tab that I want but outlook still reverts to the original account name rather than the reply to address when replying to an email (but does it correctly when composing a new email)

  6. Actually, if using AD and Exchange, you would open the users account properties in AD users and computers (the one that is integrated with Exchange) and under the general tab change the email address there, and that will change the default reply to, permanently.

  7. Sorry, I tried to follow these instructions in outlook 2010, but after clicking change->more settings->general tab, there is no place to specify the return address. Any clues as to how to get to it? Thanks.

  8. How can we set direct replies to default so that we would not have to set it for every message we sent?

    Please reply soon.


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