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Option to Reply to the TO address of a received email
 
I think it will be very useful to have that option available. I receive many emails forwarded from several gmail.com accounts that end into a common account of The Bat! When I reply I have always to remember to change the Reply-To and the From address in order not to confuse the recipient. This ends to be a serious inconvenience.
 
You can right-click on any address in the message header and choose "reply to this address". Once in the editor, you can choose a different From-account.

If you want to automate this, you could probably create a quick template that is triggered by a keyboard shortcut and that creates a reply to the TO: address from the desired account. I've never done this, but I think it's possible.
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Daniel van Rooijen wrote:
You can right-click on any address in the message header and choose "reply to this address". Once in the editor, you can choose a different From-account.

If you want to automate this, you could probably create a quick template that is triggered by a keyboard shortcut and that creates a reply to the TO: address from the desired account. I've never done this, but I think it's possible.
Hi Daniel,
It does not work because what I want is that the TO address of the received message becomes the FROM and REPLY-TO addresses when I am replying to the received message.
Thanks for trying to help.
Edited: Jose Pascoa - 24 July 2021 16:51:46
 
Well, I still think you could make a quick templace and use macros in it to set the From and Reply-To to the To address (if Gmail allows this - in the past, Gmail would always replace the From by the name and address that were registered in Gmail - but maybe it no longer does that).
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Thank you for trying to help.
I have no idea how to use Templates to change the Headers of an email message. All the Macros are in connection to customize the Body of the email message.
When I answer to an email using TheBat!  it will not go through the gmail servers, so the servers will have no opportunity to change anything.  
 
Puzzling. Daniel's suggestion on clicking the desired email id for recipient seems to do exactly what you want. Maybe it would help if you would give more detail. For example, if XXXX sends an email to YYYY and YYYY forwards to you, doing as Daniel suggests creates a reply with XXXX as the recipient and you as the sender. If that isn't what you want to do, then please explain.

david
 
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david kirk wrote:
Puzzling. Daniel's suggestion on clicking the desired email id for recipient seems to do exactly what you want. Maybe it would help if you would give more detail. For example, if XXXX sends an email to YYYY and YYYY forwards to you, doing as Daniel suggests creates a reply with XXXX as the recipient and you as the sender. If that isn't what you want to do, then please explain.

david
Someone sends an email to xyz@gmail.com (suppose this email address belongs to me). Gmail has under its settings an option to forward a copy of incoming mail to another email address. I set here the address (xyz@abcd.com, for example).
So the email ends in TheBat! inbox that is configured to retrieve email from xyz@abcd.com
When I reply to this email, TheBat! automatically places the Reply-To and From fields to  xyz@abcd.com.
For me, this is an inconvenience, in particular because I have a few gmail.com and other accounts forwarding email to the same xyz@abcd.com, which works as a collect-all.
I am a programmer and know it is without doubt easy to set an option for that, I would love it would be made, but I know this software is not made to order. I am using TheBat! since 2002 and of course will continue using it, but am not feeling much need to upgrade lately.
Edited: Jose Pascoa - 25 July 2021 21:33:11 (typo)
 
Your explanation is confusing because you mention sample email ids, but intersperse pronouns that don't tie to the email ids. All I can figure is that what you want is to receive emails to one email id, but respond from another email id. SInce that is a catch-all email id, why not create a filter to send it to a separate folder and then set TB! so responses from that folder use the desired email FROM id. Whether it's forwarded or not doesn't seem to be part of the equation. From your example, your id is xyz@gmail.com and people send to xyz@abcd.com and you want to reply from xyz@gmail.com. I think there's a simple fix, but I am not sure of your problem yet. If that's all there is, just create a simple filter and under 'properties > identity' for the folder, change the email id to the one desired (assuming that email id is already defined as an account). That's all there is to it. Please confirm.

david
Edited: david kirk - 26 July 2021 00:07:24 (field name omitted)
 
Or, if you want to reply to ALL messages that come in at xyz@abcd.com from your xyz@gmail.com address, just go into the account properties for xyz@abcd.com and set the gmail address as the From and Reply-to for that account.
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david kirk wrote:
From your example, your id is  xyz@gmail.com  and people send to  xyz@abcd.com  
No, people don't send to xyz@abcd.com people send to xyz@gmail.com. The email is forwarded from Gmail preserving the original TO address (it does not change to xyz@abcd). See link below to see how we set it in Gmail.
Anyway, forget, I can't explain any better. Thank you!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fcimp01m55cj2tg/thebat.png?raw=1
Edited: Jose Pascoa - 26 July 2021 14:19:35
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