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Old 29 Jan 2022, 03:22 AM   #1
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Subdomain Addressing -- Reply Uses Default

I use subdomain addressing to separate different organizations. Example:

[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

For some reason, the reply uses my default ID instead of the subdomain address. Is there a way to change this?

TIA for any help you can give.
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Old 29 Jan 2022, 05:09 AM   #2
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Are you using a sending identity for *@Myuserid.Fastmail.Com?

I do a similar thing but use an alias for the base email address. I never want my actual FM account email address made public.

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Old 29 Jan 2022, 10:42 AM   #3
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> Settings
> Preferences
> Show advanced preferences
> When replying
> Reply from
> The address the message was sent to
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Old 29 Jan 2022, 10:30 PM   #4
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> Settings
> Preferences
> Show advanced preferences
> When replying
> Reply from
> The address the message was sent to
Hmm... that's what it is sent to. My solution has been to create a sending identity each time I need something to come from a specific address. I'm wondering if that's my only solution.
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Old 29 Jan 2022, 10:38 PM   #5
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Are you using a sending identity for *@Myuserid.Fastmail.Com?

I do a similar thing but use an alias for the base email address. I never want my actual FM account email address made public.
Oops. That was one bad explanation in the post. I do not use my actual FM account email address.

I should have said Myalias.Domain.Tld
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Old 29 Jan 2022, 11:30 PM   #6
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Oops. That was one bad explanation in the post. I do not use my actual FM account email address.

I should have said Myalias.Domain.Tld
Same idea. Set up a Sending Identity for *@AliasName.Domain.tld
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Old 31 Jan 2022, 04:22 AM   #7
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Are you using a sending identity for *@Myuserid.Fastmail.Com?

I do a similar thing but use an alias for the base email address. I never want my actual FM account email address made public.
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Oops. That was one bad explanation in the post. I do not use my actual FM account email address.

I should have said Myalias.Domain.Tld
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Same idea. Set up a Sending Identity for *@AliasName.Domain.tld
Oh! I just realized what you were trying to explain to me.
When I saw your identity with the asterisk, I misunderstood. I thought you were responding to say "create an identity for each subdomain address."

I just figured out what you were trying to tell me and did this. It worked!!

Even better -- it allows me to change the "from name" and the "from address."
* I need to change the "from name" sometimes. My legal name is "George" but because my grandfather was George and my father is George, I have the nickname "Chipper."

BritTim....
THANK YOU!! This is exactly what I needed!!!
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Old 31 Jan 2022, 05:57 AM   #8
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Here's just a little feature related to aliases which might not be initially obvious...

If you create an target ("deliver to" alias setting) for an alias you can have FM sort all the messages sent to that alias sorted under a specific parent folder via it's "fuzzy folder matching". Thus you can create different categories to auto sort your respective alias addresses into.

For example, if you have an alias address [email protected], and its "Deliver to" is set to [email protected] (and here it really is the FM account name) then all emails sent to, say, [email protected] will be sorted into folder homedepot (assuming you created it nested under category folder shopping).

This can be extended to additional nesting levels as well. So if the "deliver to" was [email protected] then messages sent to [email protected] would sort into the hardware folder nested under the shopping folder.

Don't know if you need this feature but I thought I would mention it just in case. The upside of doing this is that you can use one alias and one sending identity for whole categories of email addresses. The downside is you cannot just delete or disable the actual alias if you no longer want to use it for a particular service. That would wipe out all the email addresses used for that category. Of course that's true even if you don't use a "deliver to" too. It just means you need to add some filter to intercept messages sent to the address or some Sieve code if you want to do an actual reject. So it's not really that big of a problem IMO.

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Old 5 Feb 2022, 09:12 AM   #9
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Here's just a little feature related to aliases which might not be initially obvious...

If you create an target ("deliver to" alias setting) for an alias you can have FM sort all the messages sent to that alias sorted under a specific parent folder via it's "fuzzy folder matching". Thus you can create different categories to auto sort your respective alias addresses into.

For example, if you have an alias address [email protected], and its "Deliver to" is set to [email protected] (and here it really is the FM account name) then all emails sent to, say, [email protected] will be sorted into folder homedepot (assuming you created it nested under category folder shopping).

This can be extended to additional nesting levels as well. So if the "deliver to" was [email protected] then messages sent to [email protected] would sort into the hardware folder nested under the shopping folder.

Don't know if you need this feature but I thought I would mention it just in case. The upside of doing this is that you can use one alias and one sending identity for whole categories of email addresses. The downside is you cannot just delete or disable the actual alias if you no longer want to use it for a particular service. That would wipe out all the email addresses used for that category. Of course that's true even if you don't use a "deliver to" too. It just means you need to add some filter to intercept messages sent to the address or some Sieve code if you want to do an actual reject. So it's not really that big of a problem IMO.
Thank you for this helpful tip also!!

And... mea culpa. I wasn't paying attention when I replied the first time -- I only gave kudos to BritTim for posting the explanation.

xyzzy -- you also answered (in fact, you were the first to respond) -- but I accidentally didn't mention you.
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