When configuring an email client it is important to set up correct email addresses. Here we will look at email address set up that is generally applicable to all email clients (outlook express, IncrediMail) and all email providers -POP3 mailboxes, Yahoo email, Msn Hotmail
When you set up an email client like outlook express for accessing POP3 mailboxes, Yahoo email, Msn Hotmail or any other service provider you will be confronted with a screen asking for display name, email address,reply address.
The important fields are :
Display Name: This is usually your name or nickname and will appear on your email in from address. In Example above steve
Email Address: This is email address given to you by your email provider. In example above steve@....... (left bank here because of email harvesting). The email address is usually associated with a physical mailbox.
Reply address: This is email address That recipient will reply to and is either blank or set to same address as Email address-The effect is same. In example above it is set to be same as Email address.
Reply Address Different From Email
Normally you set up email and reply address to be same. There is however a case for setting them to be different and that is normally when you have changed email providers but have retained your old email address. In order to retain your email address you need to own domain name and this is covered in more detail in a guide to email addresses and lifetime email addresses. Assuming for now that your addresses are as follows:
lifetime email address: email@example.com
You would set up your email client (outlook express , IncrediMail) as follows:
Set up for old ISP
DISplay Name: steve
Email Address: steve@oldISp.com
Reply address: firstname.lastname@example.org