[Users] automatically changing From address

Enrique Bosch ebosch at hofmann.es
Fri Jun 9 09:25:44 CEST 2017

On Thu, 8 Jun 2017 22:00:32 +0100
Dave Howorth <dave at howorth.org.uk> wrote:

>On Wed, 24 May 2017 13:37:27 +0100
>Paul <claws at thewildbeast.co.uk> wrote:
>> On Wed, 24 May 2017 12:59:38 +0100
>> Dave Howorth <dave at howorth.org.uk> wrote: 
>> > I get all the mail sent to my domain, and frequently use unique mail
>> > addresses when communicating with firms (e.g. I might have
>> > subscribed here using claws-mail at howorth.org.uk). When they send me
>> > mail, they do so to these unique addresses, but if I reply to the
>> > mail it is sent from my main address. I'd like it to be sent from
>> > the unique address instead. Presently I do this by editing the From
>> > line manually, but is it possible to do this automatically? i.e.
>> > Use the To address as the    
>> > >From address when replying to mail?      
>> > 
>> > Some organizations that don't understand how things work insist on
>> > mail coming from the 'correct' address. :(    
>> If you filter these messages into their respective folders, you can
>> use the Folder templates.
>> Right click the folder, choose Properties, choose the Templates page,
>> and then use %t as the From value.   
>This works well, as I mentioned previously, but I've just noticed an
>unwanted side-effect. When I choose to use a reply template for a
>folder, the default template is empty, whereas a normal, un-templated
>reply defaults to containing the quoted original message, which is what
>I'm used to and would like.
>Now I know that I can edit the template to have the same instructions,
>but I have to do that for every individual template that I set. Is
>there any way to do it once and have it apply everywhere?

I'm using another solution for the same problem, I configure a SMTP-only account for each unique address, put the unique address in the email address field of the account, that can be different than username of SMTP authentication.

When you reply, the unique address will be set automatically, no matter if it was included in To: or Cc: among other recipients.

Enrique Bosch


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