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SetAccount for Microsoft Outlook 2016

Updated: 6-February-2017

This Add-in allows you to specify the email account to use for all outgoing email. And because the actual account is used, your email will not show the "on behalf of" message!

For example, do you use Outlook Mail, but want your email "from address" to be your gmail address, or an address other than your outlook.com address? This Add-in provides that capability.

Outlook always uses the outlook.com account when you reply. You can select a different sending account when you reply, but it's easy to forget to do this on every email.

Life gets harder for people who have both an Exchange account and an IMAP/POP3 account, as Exchange account likes to be default. You can set "Always use the default account when composing new messages" but this feature does not always work. This behavior is described in more detail here: Outlook.com, Outlook 2016 and the Reply Account.

This SetAccount utility forces Outlook 2016 to send all email using the predefined account whether they are new emails or replies, and no matter what account they were originally sent to.
Review these articles:    
Outlook, Multiple Accounts and the Default Account
Always reply with the same email address

Current version: 1.0.0.4

Installation

  1. Download SetAccount-Demo.zip and unpack it.

  2. Exit Outlook in case it is running.

  3. If you have 32-bit Office, execute SetAccount_per-user32.msi.
    If you have 64-bit Office, execute SetAccount_per-user64.msi.
    After completing the installation start Outlook.

  4. Click File -> Options -> Add-ins. Select "COM add-ins" in the Manage: list box (at the bottom of the page) and click Go button. You will see checked SetAccount in the list there.

    SetAccount installation picture 1

Testing

  1. Run Outlook and click File -> Options -> Add-ins -> Add-in Options.
    Select SetAccount tab. Mark the checkbox near the account you wish to use as default. Click Apply. Click OK.

    SetAccount testing picture 1


  2. Create a new message. Make sure the "From:" field is populated with the address of the account you set on the previous step.

    SetAccount testing picture 2

    Send this message. On the receiver end verify that the sender's address is what you would expect.


  3. Create an inline reply message. Again, make sure the "From:" field is populated with the address of the proper account.

    SetAccount testing picture 3

    Send the message. On the receiver end verify that the sender's address is what you would expect.


SetAccount has been tested with Outlook 2016 32-bit and 64-bit versions under Microsoft Windows 7/8/10.

About this demo version

This demo version adds a tag [SetAccount DEMO] to the Subject line of each message processed.
The full product version has no limitations.

F.A.Q.

Q. Does SetAccount works only on messages that are replied to or forwarded, or will it also work with messages that I originate from scratch?
A. SetAccount sets the default sender account for each NEW (never been sent or saved) message regardless of whether it is a brand new message or a reply or a forward.

Q. I am about to purchase this product but I wondering regarding updates/patches. What are the policies regarding updates? Do you provide them freely or as a purchase?
A. As a registered user, you will get free updates for one year from the date of purchase.
Once the new version is ready, this information will be e-mailed to all registered users. We will send updates via e-mail to those who request them.

Q.  I have already ordered your software and want to view data relating to my order.
A.  Just visit our Customer Care Center.

Prices

Licensing policy: the product is licensed on a per-computer (sometimes called per-workstation) basis.
If you are running Outlook on Windows Terminal Services or Citrix, you should purchase 10 licenses for each Citrix/TS server or a Site license.

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Site license covers a single organization in one location (building complex). If you purchase a site license, you may use the program in an unlimited number of your company's computers within this area.
Enterprise license covers all computers of single organization world-wide. If your company has many branches even with thousands of machines, Enterprise license covers them all.
If you are running Outlook on Windows Terminal Services or Citrix, you should purchase 10 licenses for each Citrix/TS server or a Site license.

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