Prompt for 'from' address when composing

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I use Outlook 2003 to view email from several internet mail accounts using
pop3. When I compose a new email, Outlook automatically makes the new
email's "from" address the same as my default email account's address. Many
times I'd like to send emails with other accounts as the "from" address but I
can't seem to remember every time to change it from the default. Is there a
way to have it prompt me for the "from" address to use every time? Or maybe
just have it default to blank so I can manually put it in for each new
message? Or something? Thanks.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
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You'd need to use VBA to create such a prompt.

Outlook needs an acct selected in order to send mail, so it will always
default to the default acct. Note that if you use word as the editor and
set signatures you can see the sig before composing and select a different
account. If the sigs are different enough, it could be enough to catch your
attention.

"hom370" <hom370> wrote in message
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> I use Outlook 2003 to view email from several internet mail accounts using
> pop3. When I compose a new email, Outlook automatically makes the new
> email's "from" address the same as my default email account's address.
> Many
> times I'd like to send emails with other accounts as the "from" address
> but I
> can't seem to remember every time to change it from the default. Is there
> a
> way to have it prompt me for the "from" address to use every time? Or
> maybe
> just have it default to blank so I can manually put it in for each new
> message? Or something? Thanks.


 
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Thanks, but can you tell me what code to use and where to put it? I'd really
appreciate it. Thank you.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
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See if outlookcode.com has any samples - it goes into the vba editor
(Alt+F11)

"hom370" <hom370> wrote in message
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> Thanks, but can you tell me what code to use and where to put it? I'd
> really
> appreciate it. Thank you.


 
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For future searchers I have found that there's no good way to do this in
Outlook 2003. For an even better non-code solution: set up a dummy account
as your default account. By default, Outlook will try to use the dummy
default acct to send with. So if you don't change the sending acct to
another one before you send the email, it'll hang up in your outbox since it
cannot be sent since there is no real account for it to use. Works
wonderfully.
 
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