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

Send email messages from one address and get replies at another

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The reply-to address on an email indicates where responses to that email are sent. By default, the email replies go to the email address that sent the email. But, sending from one address and getting replies at another is possible in Outlook.

Instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007; and Outlook for Office 365.

How to Send Email Replies to a Different Address in Outlook

The reply-to field tells recipients and their email programs where to direct responses. If you want to send your messages from one address but prefer to receive replies at another (at least most of the time), Outlook handles the reply-to field for you after you change one account setting.

For Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, and 2010

To have replied to emails you send from an Outlook email account go to an address different from the one you use to send, which appears in the From line:

  1. Go to File.

  2. Select Info.

    Viewing account options within Outlook.
  3. Select Account Settings > Account Settings.

    Selecting Account settings within Outllok.
  4. Select the account that will use a different reply-to address.

  5. Select Change

    Altering settings within an email account in Outlook.
  6. In the Reply-to address text box, type the email address that will receive replies to your sent email.

    Editing email addresses to send to an alternate email address for replies in Outlook.
  7. Select Next.

  8. Select Close.

For Outlook 2007

  1. Select Tools > Account Settings.

  2. Go to Email.

  3. Highlight the account for which you want to change the reply-to address.

  4. Click Change.

  5. Select More Settings.

  6. Enter the address where you want to receive replies under Other User Information for Reply Email.

  7. Click OK.

  8. Click Next.

  9. Select Finish.

  10. Click Close.

This changes the default reply address to the one you specify for every email sent from the designated account. If you need a different reply address only occasionally, you can change the reply-to address for any individual email you send.