How to Direct Replies to a Special Address in Outlook

Set the Reply-To address in Outlook email to a special address

When you want replies to your email messages to go to a different account than the one that you sent the email from, change the reply-to address. In Outlook, you can specify a special Reply-To address (to which most email programs will address responses) for each email you send.

Instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, and Outlook for Microsoft 365.

How to Direct Replies to a Special Address in Outlook

To have replies to an email you send go to an address different from the one used to send the message in Outlook:

  1. Create a new email message.

  2. In the message window, go to the Options tab.

    Screenshot of Options tab
  3. In the More Options group, select Direct Replies To.

    Screenshot of Direct Replies To
  4. In the Delivery options section, select the Have replies sent to check box and enter the email address where you want to receive replies.

    Screenshot of Direct Replies to dialog.
  5. Select Close to apply the reply-to email address and close the window.

You can also set a default Reply-To: address for each Outlook account.

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