Chapter 7. Understanding Email Options

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Setting options for individual messages

  • Setting global email options

Although it's possible to create and send email messages using all of Outlook's default settings, you would be missing a lot of flexibility and convenience if you did so. The various email options that Outlook offers let you use email in the way that is most convenient and productive for you. These options fall into two categories: those that apply to a single message and those that apply globally. These are covered in turn. A third category of options, those that apply to an individual email account, was covered in Chapter 3.

Setting Options for Individual Email Messages

This section explains a variety of options available for individual email messages that you create.

Changing the Send Account

This is relevant only if you have two or more email accounts. By default, messages are sent as follows:

  • Messages you create from scratch are sent using the default email account.

  • Messages that are replies to a message you received are sent using the account through which the original message was received.

  • Messages you forward are sent using the account through which the original message was received.

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