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Old 16 May 2017, 07:13 AM   #1
Ubtree
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Editing the "From" data

With the Classic interface, it is possible to edit the "From" data (to change the sender's name and/or e-mail address) when sending a message.

Is this not possible with the Modern interface?
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Old 16 May 2017, 07:47 AM   #2
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Create a Personality (now called an Identity) with a * before the @
Eg *@yourdomain

Give it a nickname like "editablefrom" or whatever you like.

When composing or replying to an email, click this personality in the From drop-down menu.
You will find that this gives you the ability to now edit the From address.
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Old 16 May 2017, 03:32 PM   #3
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Arrow Subdomain support using wildcard identity

This works very well for subdomain addressing.
  • In Settings>Mail>Preferences, set When replying to "Reply from the same account the message was sent to"
  • Now if you have an identity of the form *@alias.domain.com and receive an incoming message to test@alias.domain.com, when you reply the From address will be set to the incoming To address (test@alias.domain.com). You can also change the From address if you wish on the Compose screen.
  • This means that your replies to a random subdomain address (which you might have created on the fly) will automatically use the correct From address.
  • If you had not added that wildcard subdomain identity, the reply in this case would be from the underlying alias (alias@domain.com).
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Old 16 May 2017, 04:52 PM   #4
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Bill surly it would be set up as *test@domain.com the way you have explained it wont work for me but the above does.

*@alias.domain.com can not be set up in the alias section or am I missing something?
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Old 16 May 2017, 05:12 PM   #5
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If the alias is alias@domain.com, the corresponding subdomain address is of the form anything@alias.domain.com and the wildcard identity is *@alias.domain.com

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Old 16 May 2017, 05:56 PM   #6
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Ok thank you...

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Old 16 May 2017, 07:01 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gardenweed View Post
Create a Personality (now called an Identity) with a * before the @
Eg *@yourdomain

Give it a nickname like "editablefrom" or whatever you like.

When composing or replying to an email, click this personality in the From drop-down menu.
You will find that this gives you the ability to now edit the From address.
Thank you for this. It's perfect !

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This works very well for subdomain addressing.
  • In Settings>Mail>Preferences, set When replying to "Reply from the same account the message was sent to"
  • Now if you have an identity of the form *@alias.domain.com and receive an incoming message to test@alias.domain.com, when you reply the From address will be set to the incoming To address (test@alias.domain.com). You can also change the From address if you wish on the Compose screen.
  • This means that your replies to a random subdomain address (which you might have created on the fly) will automatically use the correct From address.
  • If you had not added that wildcard subdomain identity, the reply in this case would be from the underlying alias (alias@domain.com).
Bill
Thank you, also. I already had this set up for the Classic interface, but (as you say) it has been replying from the underlying alias since I moved to the Modern interface this week. With the *@yourdomain identity set up, this functionality is restored.

2 issues resolved for the price of 1
I'm now feeling much happier about the Modern interface.
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Old 17 May 2017, 09:06 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gardenweed
Create a Personality (now called an Identity) with a * before the @
Eg *@yourdomain

Give it a nickname like "editablefrom" or whatever you like.

When composing or replying to an email, click this personality in the From drop-down menu.
You will find that this gives you the ability to now edit the From address.
Not surprising its not as easy as it is on the classic interface! (Just click 1 button and enter whatever address you want as your FROM address (Thats how I do it))
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