outlook sends mails with wrong "From" information


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wol

I am using Outlook XP (2002). When sending mail it arrives at the recipient
with the "From" information of the login to the SMTP server, rather than the
User Information from the Mail Account. Some further information; the mail
account is set up to recieve mail from a mail hosting company, but to send
through the SMTP servers of my ISP.
 
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Leonid S. Knyshov // SBS Expert

I am using Outlook XP (2002). When sending mail it arrives at the recipient
with the "From" information of the login to the SMTP server, rather than the
User Information from the Mail Account. Some further information; the mail
account is set up to recieve mail from a mail hosting company, but to send
through the SMTP servers of my ISP.
Strange.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287532

Double-check that your display name and e-mail accounts are what you
want them to be.

Your SMTP server can be re-writing this header as well. Test that by
sending a message through another SMTP server, such as Gmail.

Instructions how to setup Gmail as SMTP are here:
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=77661
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Leonid S. Knyshov
Crashproof Solutions
510-282-1008
Twitter: @wiseleo
http://crashproofsolutions.com
Microsoft Small Business Specialist
Please vote "helpful" if I helped you :)
 
W

wol

Yes it was the ISP stripping the header information and replacing it. Thanks
for the tip.
 
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Leonid S. Knyshov // SBS Expert

Yes it was the ISP stripping the header information and replacing it. Thanks
for the tip.

Sneaky. Glad it's resolved now. :)
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Leonid S. Knyshov
Crashproof Solutions
510-282-1008
Twitter: @wiseleo
http://crashproofsolutions.com
Microsoft Small Business Specialist
Please vote "helpful" if I helped you :)
 

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