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Outlook Express "From" message header

By Auldsod
Oct 3, 2008
  1. Outlook Express 6 on Windows XP Home SP 3 messages have a "From" header, and there my email address is displayed. Due to this, it often happens that my just sent emails come straight back to ME! Is there a way to remove this "From" header, or is it there by default?
    Help please anyone?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Open OE
    Click on "Tools"
    Click on "Accounts"
    Click on "Properties
    Remove the Reply Address field (with your email addy in it)
    Apply Ok

    Test again
     
  3. Auldsod

    Auldsod TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Outlook Express 6 "From header"

    Thank you kimsland. Before submitting my query, I tried everything. The field you mention has always been blank - I have never entered my reply email address there. My problem is therefore not solved by your kind reply. Any further suggestions please?
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  5. Auldsod

    Auldsod TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Outlook Express 6 "From" header

    Thank you kimsland! I do have IE 8 Beta 2. I am not sufficiently knowledgeable to try to uninstall IE, which is so deeply interwoven into XP (A great mistake by Microsoft, which has worked against them) for fear of ruining my XP OS, which is the best OS I have ever had, since I installed SP 3 (by downloading an ISO image and burning an install CD of SP3 with install wizard, from TechRepublic) I would rather just put up the annoyance of the "From" header. I have Steve Bass' book PC Annoyances, but find nothing there either.
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Service Pack 3 does not come from TechRepublic, it comes from here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsxp/sp3/default.mspx

    But just doing Windows Updates is enough

    Also your writing is a bit confusing :confused:
    Normally write in point format like this:

    I have sp3
    I have IE8 Beta
    OE is failing
    And so forth...

    This will help you to be clear

    Now IE8 Beta can be removed in:
    Start->Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs
    Locate IE8 Beta, and remove it
    IE6 will automatically then return
    Test OE again
     
  7. Auldsod

    Auldsod TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Outlook Express "From" header

    Thanks for the tips kimsland. Much obliged.
     
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