How to Make Replies to Emails Go to Another Address in Outlook

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Change the Reply-to: address in Outlook to receive replies at an email address different from the one you use to send.

What Is a Reply-to: Address?

Sending from one address and getting replies at another? Outlook lets you set the Reply-To: header so you receive responses at a different address.

Email provides a Reply-To: field that tells recipients (and their email programs) where to direct responses.

If you want to have your messages come from one address but prefer replies to go to another (at least most of the time), Outlook handles the Reply-To: field for you—after you've changed one simple account setting.

Have Replies to Your Emails Go to a Different Address in Outlook

To have replies to emails you send from an Outlook email account go to an address different from the one you use to send (and which appears in the From: line):

  1. In Outlook 2010 and later:
    • Click File (or FILE) in Outlook.
    • Go to the Info category.
    • Select Account Settings | Account Settings… under, yes, Account Settings.
  2. In Outlook 2007:
    • Select Tools | Account Settings… from the menu in Outlook.
  3. Go to the Email (or E-mail) tab.
  4. Now make sure the account for which you want to change the Reply-To: address is highlighted.
  5. Click Change….
  6. Now click More Settings ….
  7. Enter the address where you'd like to receive replies under Other User Information for Reply Email (or Reply E-mail).
  1. Click OK.
  2. Click Next >.
  3. Now click Finish.
  4. Click Close.

You can also change the Reply-To: address for any individual email you're sending, of course.

(Tested with Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013 and Outlook 2016)