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Windows Live Mail - selecting the Send Account

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  • Windows Live Mail - selecting the Send Account

    Not had to do this before and I want to use Alpha to automate a lot of processes.

    I have a number of WLM accounts. Having just taken on the job of secretary for the gun club, I need to send mail using the club mail account, running from my ISP as a sub-account.
    The signature is the important bit and that is set up using html with graphics. All signatures are different in WLM and whichever account is opened and a new mail created, the correct sig. appears.

    So is it possible to overwrite the default WLM send mail setup with the one of my choice?
    I changed the settings to pick up a different mailbox to send from, but the WLM default pops up.

    I'm hoping to pick up the correct mailout account programmatically.

    Any ideas?

    Ted
    See our Hybrid Option here;
    https://hybridapps.example-software.com/

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    Re: Windows Live Mail - selecting the Send Account

    I have no experience with Windows Live Mail, but if you mean to send emails with alpha's email_smtp_send() function, you can specify what account and alias is shown as the origin of the email.
    So you can send emails from your personal account but have them signed as if they've come from the gun club account.
    It's set in: pm.from = "[email protected]" pm.from_alias = "The Gun Club".

    This works with most regular ISP's but services such as gmail will not allow it - they will replace your spoofed 'from' and 'from_alias' with the actual account details in gmail.
    It is easier to get older than wiser

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      Re: Windows Live Mail - selecting the Send Account

      Thanks Marius. I should have known this.
      See our Hybrid Option here;
      https://hybridapps.example-software.com/

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