Microsoft Outlook Tips: Redirecting Email Replies

When you are charged with sending e-mails for someone else in your office, you may not want the replies to be directed to you. For instance, your boss asks you to send an e-mail to a client after they have requested information about a particular service.


If the client sends chooses to reply to that email asking something which you have no knowledge of, you will then have to forward the e-mail to your boss and start acting as a middle-man in the conversation which could distract you from your other duties. So, to save time and resources, why not have the reply to this e-mail directed to your boss rather than you?


It is possible and extraordinarily easy to set up. Just follow the steps below to learn how:


  • Click the Options tab and select the Direct Replies To option in the More Options group.
  • From the Dialog box, set the reply to address for this e-mail.
  • Click OK.


Now you can send the e-mail on behalf of your boss, but the reply will go to your boss, and not you, leaving you free to get on with more important tasks.


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