Multiple email accounts in TBird: replies coming to wrong one

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Dan, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. Dan

    Dan Guest

    I recently added the latest TBird to my wife's new laptop. She has 3
    email accounts in there, her business server based account, a hotmail
    account (via hotmail popper) and a gmail account. SMTP server for all 3
    is the gmail. Default account is her work email. Whenever she writes
    to someone using her work email, the reply comes to the gmail. Not sure
    if this happens with her hotmail, she's on a business trip right now so
    I don't have direct access to her machine. I have seen this happen with
    my own TBird setup, but I can't for the life of me recall how I sorted
    it out. My TBird has 8 emails, 1 from my ISP, 1 gmail & 6 hotmails
    (again, hotmail popper), default is one of the hotmails & SMTP is my
    ISP's server, yet each account gets responses to mail sent from it, so I
    know this can work. What am I doing wrong?


    Dan, Aug 15, 2006
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  2. Dan

    Mumia W. Guest

    Probably, account 1 on your wife's laptop uses an outgoing
    e-mail address at gmail. You can create an account that sends
    e-mail under a different identity that what is used to
    retrieve e-mail, and that's probably what's happened on the
    Mumia W., Aug 15, 2006
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  3. Dan

    Dan Guest

    If by "outgoing email address at gmail" you mean the smtp, it is gmail,
    but I only use one smtp for all 8 accounts in my tbird & this doesn't
    happen (to clarify, she sends a mail from address 1 & replies come to
    the gmail account, call it address 2). If "outgoing email address at
    gmail" is something other than the smtp, where is this set?


    Dan, Aug 15, 2006
  4. Dan

    Mumia W. Guest


    When someone receives e-mail from you, that is the e-mail
    address they think it came from, so when they reply, they send
    back to that e-mail address.
    Mumia W., Aug 15, 2006
  5. Dan

    Dan Guest

    Thanks for the reply. I checked this, the address in the setting you
    mention (actually it's Tools/Account
    settings/<Your-Account>/Email-Address) is correct. Any other possibilities?

    Dan, Aug 15, 2006
  6. Dan

    Mumia W. Guest

    What do you mean by correct? Are you talking about your wife's
    laptop? If so, and if you mean that the address in the above
    location is the address she wants to receive responses on (the
    work address), yet responses still come to gmail, then I'm out
    of ideas.
    Mumia W., Aug 16, 2006
  7. Dan

    Dan Guest

    Yes, that's what I meant. Even though everything in account 1 is set to
    account 1 except the smtp, which is account 2, when someone replies to
    an email from account 1, it goes to account 2. I've seen this before
    with tbird & resloved it, but I can't remember how.

    Thanks for your replies.

    Dan, Aug 16, 2006
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