Choosing Account Used to Send a Message in Outlook

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If you create a new email in Outlook, by default the account used to send the message (which specifies the email address and name in the From: field and the signature, for example) is the default account. If you create a reply in Outlook, by default the account used to send the message is the account containing the email address to which the original message was sent.

In both cases, you can override the default, and you can do it comfortably right when composing the message.

Choose the Account Used to Send a Message in Outlook

To specify the account from which to send a message in Outlook:

  • Click Account in the message windows (right beneath the Send button).
  • Select the desired account from the list.

Choose the Account Used to Send a Message in Outlook 2003

To send an email from an account other than the default in Outlook 2003:

  • Click on Accounts in the standard toolbar while composing the message in Outlook.
    • If you do not see the Accounts field, go to the View | Toolbars menu and make sure Standard is checked. Maybe you also have to click the down arrow at the right handle of the toolbar and select Add or Remove Buttons | Standard | Accounts.
  • Choose the desired account from the drop-down menu.