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Sending from a different Email account

  1. #1


    dreamer Guest

    Sending from a different Email account

    Hi,
    I am new to WLM, and have set up my accounts as directed. I have four email
    addresses, which are set up and reeiving mail. My problem is sending mail. I
    don't want my outgoing mail to display my windows live address, I want to
    pick which address it is sending from. In the help section it tells me to
    just click on the FROM tab and choose an accounjt. Problem.... NO FROM tab!
    Someone help please! I am losing my mind... am I missing it somewhere, or is
    something set up wrong?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Re: Sending from a different Email account

    Is this a POP3 account? Do you see the To field where you enter addresses?
    To the right of that, there should be a From field, not tab. It should
    show your default e-mail address and the down-arrow should let you choose
    another address.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA


    "dreamer" <dreamer@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:F83B5881-239C-4011-8A3D-A9E3A2EA5870@newsgroup

    > Hi,
    > I am new to WLM, and have set up my accounts as directed. I have four
    > email
    > addresses, which are set up and reeiving mail. My problem is sending
    > mail. I
    > don't want my outgoing mail to display my windows live address, I want
    > to
    > pick which address it is sending from. In the help section it tells me
    > to
    > just click on the FROM tab and choose an accounjt. Problem.... NO FROM
    > tab!
    > Someone help please! I am losing my mind... am I missing it somewhere,
    > or is
    > something set up wrong?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Ron Sommer Guest

    Re: Sending from a different Email account

    In WLMail, the default account is in the From field if you want to send an
    email to the author of a news post or if you try to send an email from
    another program. Otherwise, the From field contains the account that has
    the folder that you are currently viewing.
    Replies will put the account that received the email in From.

    Outlook Express (and Windows Mail?) put the default account in From.
    --
    Ron Sommer
    MS MVP- Windows Live Mail

    "Bruce Hagen" <BRH@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:#AgEgBzuKHA.796@newsgroup

    > Is this a POP3 account? Do you see the To field where you enter addresses?
    > To the right of that, there should be a From field, not tab. It should
    > show your default e-mail address and the down-arrow should let you choose
    > another address.
    > --
    > Bruce Hagen
    > MS-MVP [Mail]
    > Imperial Beach, CA
    >
    >
    > "dreamer" <dreamer@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:F83B5881-239C-4011-8A3D-A9E3A2EA5870@newsgroup

    >> Hi,
    >> I am new to WLM, and have set up my accounts as directed. I have four
    >> email
    >> addresses, which are set up and reeiving mail. My problem is sending
    >> mail. I
    >> don't want my outgoing mail to display my windows live address, I want to
    >> pick which address it is sending from. In the help section it tells me to
    >> just click on the FROM tab and choose an accounjt. Problem.... NO FROM
    >> tab!
    >> Someone help please! I am losing my mind... am I missing it somewhere, or
    >> is
    >> something set up wrong?
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Re: Sending from a different Email account

    Why are you telling me this? The OP said he didn't have a From Tab. I know
    where the From field is supposed to be.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA


    "Ron Sommer" <rsommer@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:u1hvBF0uKHA.796@newsgroup

    > In WLMail, the default account is in the From field if you want to send
    > an email to the author of a news post or if you try to send an email
    > from another program. Otherwise, the From field contains the account
    > that has the folder that you are currently viewing.
    > Replies will put the account that received the email in From.
    >
    > Outlook Express (and Windows Mail?) put the default account in From.
    > --
    > Ron Sommer
    > MS MVP- Windows Live Mail
    >
    > "Bruce Hagen" <BRH@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:#AgEgBzuKHA.796@newsgroup

    >> Is this a POP3 account? Do you see the To field where you enter
    >> addresses? To the right of that, there should be a From field, not tab.
    >> It should show your default e-mail address and the down-arrow should
    >> let you choose another address.
    >> --
    >> Bruce Hagen
    >> MS-MVP [Mail]
    >> Imperial Beach, CA
    >>
    >>
    >> "dreamer" <dreamer@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> news:F83B5881-239C-4011-8A3D-A9E3A2EA5870@newsgroup

    >>> Hi,
    >>> I am new to WLM, and have set up my accounts as directed. I have four
    >>> email
    >>> addresses, which are set up and reeiving mail. My problem is sending
    >>> mail. I
    >>> don't want my outgoing mail to display my windows live address, I want
    >>> to
    >>> pick which address it is sending from. In the help section it tells me
    >>> to
    >>> just click on the FROM tab and choose an accounjt. Problem.... NO FROM
    >>> tab!
    >>> Someone help please! I am losing my mind... am I missing it somewhere,
    >>> or is
    >>> something set up wrong?
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Ron Sommer Guest

    Re: Sending from a different Email account

    Bruce,
    I did not say anything about where the From field is. My post was saying
    what account is going to be in the From field. dreamer did not mention
    default account, yet your reply said 'It should show your default e-mail
    address'.
    --
    Ron Sommer
    MS MVP- Windows Live Mail

    "Bruce Hagen" <BRH@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:#TzM1P0uKHA.5936@newsgroup

    > Why are you telling me this? The OP said he didn't have a From Tab. I know
    > where the From field is supposed to be.
    > --
    > Bruce Hagen
    > MS-MVP [Mail]
    > Imperial Beach, CA
    >
    >
    > "Ron Sommer" <rsommer@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:u1hvBF0uKHA.796@newsgroup

    >> In WLMail, the default account is in the From field if you want to send
    >> an email to the author of a news post or if you try to send an email from
    >> another program. Otherwise, the From field contains the account that has
    >> the folder that you are currently viewing.
    >> Replies will put the account that received the email in From.
    >>
    >> Outlook Express (and Windows Mail?) put the default account in From.
    >> --
    >> Ron Sommer
    >> MS MVP- Windows Live Mail
    >>
    >> "Bruce Hagen" <BRH@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> news:#AgEgBzuKHA.796@newsgroup

    >>> Is this a POP3 account? Do you see the To field where you enter
    >>> addresses? To the right of that, there should be a From field, not tab.
    >>> It should show your default e-mail address and the down-arrow should let
    >>> you choose another address.
    >>> --
    >>> Bruce Hagen
    >>> MS-MVP [Mail]
    >>> Imperial Beach, CA
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "dreamer" <dreamer@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >>> news:F83B5881-239C-4011-8A3D-A9E3A2EA5870@newsgroup
    >>>> Hi,
    >>>> I am new to WLM, and have set up my accounts as directed. I have four
    >>>> email
    >>>> addresses, which are set up and reeiving mail. My problem is sending
    >>>> mail. I
    >>>> don't want my outgoing mail to display my windows live address, I want
    >>>> to
    >>>> pick which address it is sending from. In the help section it tells me
    >>>> to
    >>>> just click on the FROM tab and choose an accounjt. Problem.... NO FROM
    >>>> tab!
    >>>> Someone help please! I am losing my mind... am I missing it somewhere,
    >>>> or is
    >>>> something set up wrong?
    >>>
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Re: Sending from a different Email account

    Well mine does show my default e-mail account's "address", and if you have
    more than one account/address, there should be a From field. Better? Why
    not help the OP and worry about semantics later. He can't even find his
    From field.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA


    "Ron Sommer" <rsommer@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:uhP67i0uKHA.4636@newsgroup

    > Bruce,
    > I did not say anything about where the From field is. My post was
    > saying what account is going to be in the From field. dreamer did not
    > mention default account, yet your reply said 'It should show your
    > default e-mail address'.
    > --
    > Ron Sommer
    > MS MVP- Windows Live Mail
    >
    > "Bruce Hagen" <BRH@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:#TzM1P0uKHA.5936@newsgroup

    >> Why are you telling me this? The OP said he didn't have a From Tab. I
    >> know where the From field is supposed to be.
    >> --
    >> Bruce Hagen
    >> MS-MVP [Mail]
    >> Imperial Beach, CA
    >>
    >>
    >> "Ron Sommer" <rsommer@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> news:u1hvBF0uKHA.796@newsgroup

    >>> In WLMail, the default account is in the From field if you want to
    >>> send an email to the author of a news post or if you try to send an
    >>> email from another program. Otherwise, the From field contains the
    >>> account that has the folder that you are currently viewing.
    >>> Replies will put the account that received the email in From.
    >>>
    >>> Outlook Express (and Windows Mail?) put the default account in From.
    >>> --
    >>> Ron Sommer
    >>> MS MVP- Windows Live Mail
    >>>
    >>> "Bruce Hagen" <BRH@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >>> news:#AgEgBzuKHA.796@newsgroup
    >>>> Is this a POP3 account? Do you see the To field where you enter
    >>>> addresses? To the right of that, there should be a From field, not
    >>>> tab. It should show your default e-mail address and the down-arrow
    >>>> should let you choose another address.
    >>>> --
    >>>> Bruce Hagen
    >>>> MS-MVP [Mail]
    >>>> Imperial Beach, CA
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "dreamer" <dreamer@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >>>> news:F83B5881-239C-4011-8A3D-A9E3A2EA5870@newsgroup
    >>>>> Hi,
    >>>>> I am new to WLM, and have set up my accounts as directed. I have
    >>>>> four email
    >>>>> addresses, which are set up and reeiving mail. My problem is sending
    >>>>> mail. I
    >>>>> don't want my outgoing mail to display my windows live address, I
    >>>>> want to
    >>>>> pick which address it is sending from. In the help section it tells
    >>>>> me to
    >>>>> just click on the FROM tab and choose an accounjt. Problem.... NO
    >>>>> FROM tab!
    >>>>> Someone help please! I am losing my mind... am I missing it
    >>>>> somewhere, or is
    >>>>> something set up wrong?
    >>>>
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    ...winston Guest

    Re: Sending from a different Email account

    Dreamer,
    Provide us with some additional information
    - Open Windows Live Mail using the shortcut on your start or programs men

    1. Version of Windows Live Mail (WLM) ?
    - WLM menu/Help/About Microsoft Windows Live Mail
    - if the WLM menu is not present press the ALT key

    2. Have you configured one of your 4 accounts as Default in WLM
    WLM Menu/Tools/Accounts/<select an email account>/Click Set as Default

    3. How are you composing a new message ?
    a. WLM Menu/New/Email message
    b. Replying to previous message
    c. Control N (shortcut in WLM for creating a new message)
    d. Reply to Sender when rt clicking on a newsgroup post

    4. When composing a message in WLM the From field is located to the far right and adjacent to the To: field's entry line.

    5. Are you also missing the From field when Forwarding a message ?

    6. Does this occur if each account is configured as the default account ?

    7. Are any of these accounts Hotmail accounts or IMAP accounts
    - if Hotmail is the account setup as pop3 or Http ?



    --
    ...winston
    ms-mvp mail

    "dreamer" <dreamer@newsgroup> wrote in message news:F83B5881-239C-4011-8A3D-A9E3A2EA5870@newsgroup

    > Hi,
    > I am new to WLM, and have set up my accounts as directed. I have four email
    > addresses, which are set up and reeiving mail. My problem is sending mail. I
    > don't want my outgoing mail to display my windows live address, I want to
    > pick which address it is sending from. In the help section it tells me to
    > just click on the FROM tab and choose an accounjt. Problem.... NO FROM tab!
    > Someone help please! I am losing my mind... am I missing it somewhere, or is
    > something set up wrong?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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