Be able to specify a reply-to or send-on-behalf-of address, particularly for Hotmail
Hotmail allows one to specify a default sender address; Windows Phone should be able to use this address to send messages on behalf of this address. At minimum, one should be able to specify a reply-to address for any account. This is useful for those who have mail accounts that forward to Hotmail and we only want to publish one email address that may not be the Hotmail address. This can apply to other types of mail accounts as well.
Ed Harrison commented
I seem to think that, for Outlook.com at least, this is now resolved (in that Outlook.com will allow you to specify a proper default sender address which no longer includes the "send-on-behalf" stuff).
We should be able to set the From: address to any authenticated address in outlook.... not the annoying "send-on-behalf-of" thing!
Ed Harrison commented
This is currently blocking me from moving away from GMail to Outlook.com as
- for historical reasons my Microsoft Account primary address is actually my work email, but I have an outlook.com alias set on the account
- I have my GMail messages forwarded to my outlook.com
- I can pick the messages up on my Windows Phone by syncing my MS account
- but, when replying on the phone, I end up replying from my work email address as this is the primary on the account.
I'd happily rename the MS account, but I believe this requires a hard reset of WP 8, which I don't want to do...
And not have the horrible "sent on behalf of" text.
Saad Hashmi commented
Basically the same as Hotmail's "alias" feature, which also doesn't work on windows phone right now. Which is why I gave this 3 votes! :)
If I'd like to use a mail list for example google groups, it uses reply-to field with the group's address, but the from address remains the sender. Now it is not possible to reply to a mail like this, because the phone always wants to send the reply to the from address and not to the reply-to address. It is very annoying to change the mail address all the time.
And I think this behavior is not really compliant with the email RFC (5322):
"3.6.2. Originator Fields
The originator fields also provide the information required when
replying to a message. When the "Reply-To:" field is present, it
indicates the address(es) to which the author of the message suggests
that replies be sent. In the absence of the "Reply-To:" field,
replies SHOULD by default be sent to the mailbox(es) specified in the
"From:" field unless otherwise specified by the person composing the
Please, correct this functionality!
I also would like to see this feature on Windows Phone 7. I want to forward email from my ISP to hotmail and configure the send-on-behalf keep the return address to my ISP address. I can do this with Hotmail (mail options "You can send mail from these accounts" under "Sending/receiving email from other accounts") and Windows Live Mail 2011 (Mail Setup - General Tab - email address), but not on a Windows Phone 7. Back to my ISP and imap.
Would greatly appreciate the ability to send-on-behalf on Windows Phone 7.
Elliot Harris commented
I cannot stress enough how much I need this. It's so utterly major - I can't use the email client! I can receive, but not send email on my device. Isn't that ridiculous for a smartphone?!
Incidentally, I raised the issue previously here, which has another description of the problem: http://windowsphone7community.uservoice.com/forums/84435-feature-feedback/suggestions/1903915-email-gmail-reply-from-the-same-address-to-which-
Please, please fix this one.