Outlook - "direct replies to" for mail merge

Doug Smith 21 Reputation points

In Outlook, once I compose a new email I can go to Options and the "Direct Replies To" and set who I want the replies to be sent to. However, I would like to set a default for this. I plan on sending out a mail merge and I will not be able to change this option for each individual email. Is there any existing VBA scripts or other solutions that could help with this?

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  1. Jade Liang-MSFT 9,956 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi @Doug Smith ,

    Welcomen to Q&A forum!

    What's the type of your account(pop,imap or exchange)?

    According to my research and tests on Outlook 365, if you are working with POP or IMAP account, we could set the default reply to email in Account settings like below:
    File>Account settings>Account settings>double-click the account>set reply to address

    If you are working with exchange account, there may be no option that could set the default reply to address in Outlook client and you may need to change the option mannually before you send the message.

    Also, for your requirement of vba script, please kindly understand here we mainly focus on general issues on Outlook desktop client instead of script development, I have researched a lot and found a relevant thread , just for your reference: Send email from Excel, set 'Direct Replies To' via script. (Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.) If you still need more help about script, it's recommended to add some development tag under your post or post your issue in other development forum. Thanks for your understanding.

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  1. Doug Smith 21 Reputation points

    Thanks, I'm using Exchange.
    FWIW I originally posted this in the general Microsoft forum and people there suggested to try this forum.


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