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Reply To All includes myself in address line [message #427322] Thu, 09 October 2008 02:08 Go to next message
Jeff
Messages: 393
Registered: July 2006
Senior Member
when i select Reply To All, Outlook 2007 has started including my own address
in the To address line, so i have to delete it each time before sending, so
that my reply email doesnt get sent to myself. i have 2 accounts, the second
being for our office server. any solution to this?
thx, Jeff
Re: Reply To All includes myself in address line [message #427437] Thu, 09 October 2008 10:33 Go to previous message
Jeff
Messages: 393
Registered: July 2006
Senior Member
thanks--i'll check that out. i've used Outlook for many years and have had
Outlook 2007 for over a year--this is the first time this has ever happened.

"VanguardLH" wrote:

> Jeff wrote:
>
> > when i select Reply To All, Outlook 2007 has started including my own address
> > in the To address line, so i have to delete it each time before sending, so
> > that my reply email doesnt get sent to myself. i have 2 accounts, the second
> > being for our office server. any solution to this?
> > thx, Jeff
>
> Since you are just one of the addressees, replying to all means to reply
> to all addressees and you are one of them.
>
> You could create a rule that specially handles e-mails sent from
> yourself that are received by yourself. That is, look for the From
> header to be your own e-mail address(es).
>
> OL2003 will automatically exclude your own e-mail address in a Reply To
> All but only if you have a single e-mail address. After all, how would
> it know on which one of multiple e-mail addresses to match to remove you
> from the To header in a Reply To All? If your mail profile has only one
> account (so you have only one e-mail address) then OL2003 can determine
> which one is yours in a Reply To All. Presumably OL2007 has the same
> feature.
>
> I believe Gmail takes care of that problem if you send out through a
> Gmail account and your e-mail address (for that account) is in the To/Cc
> header. Of course, Gmail doesn't follow RFC standards for POP or IMAP
> (and their protocols should really be called gPOP and gIMAP) so don't
> expect this same behavior to be available with other e-mail providers.
>
> Read http://www.slipstick.com/problems/replytoall.asp. It refers to
> http://www.sperrysoftware.com/Outlook/Reply-To-All-Monitor.a sp (costs
> $15). I find using the rule method mentioned above works well and is
> free. I rarely send e-mails to myself. When I do, I add a passcode to
> the Subject header which a whitelist rule at the top of the rules list
> will catch and stop processing further rules so it stays in my Inbox.
>
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