If you setup your Outlook.com account in Outlook 2013 using Exchange ActiveSync and want to rename the account from [email protected] to Personal, you cannot rename it as a regular IMAP/SMTP account: File > Account Settings > Select account and then Change… > More Settings…
However, you can rename the account by going to Send/Receive > Define Send/Receive Groups and edit the Group Name then select the account and click on the General tab. Under Mail Account you can name the account any way you want to.
Click OK and now you will see in Outlook pane the new account name.
If you don’t have an Exchange server you can create an auto-reply template:
- Create a message reply to send an automatic reply to your emails. In Tools | Rules and Alerts create a new rule (Start from a blank rule, click Check messages when they arrive)
Please note that this rule will send the reply only one time to each sender (Outlook will save a list of email addresses it has responded to prevent sending repetitive replies, but if the Outlook is closed the list is deleted)
If you want to receive replies to your emails on a different email address then that from which you originally sent the email you can use the Direct Replies To option.
Create a new message and click the Options tab and then click the Direct Replies To option in the More Options section.
Under Delivery Options make sure that he Have Replies sent to check box is checked (it automatically checks when you type an email address) and specify the email address where to sent the replies to this email message.
Now the replies to this email messages will go to the specified email address.
Whenever you select to send a file by email using Windows Explorer Send To Mail option (right click on it and select Send To | Mail recipient) the email is automatically in plain text and additional text is included:
If you want to send the email in HTML automatically and remove the additional text from the email body you can use the solution offered by Microsoft “Outlook: Send To Mail Recipient opens an Outlook plain text message”. Unfortunately this solution allows you to attach only one file – too bad.
I had searched for a fix to this problem and I stumbled upon Stephen’s Scribble Pad describing how to replace the default MAPIMail link with a visual basic script file. Additionally the script includes the default signature:
Dim objArgs, OutApp, oNameSpace, oInbox, oEmailItem, olMailItem
Dim a, oAttachments, subjectStr, olFormatHTML
olMailItem = 0
olFormatHTML = 2
Set objArgs = WScript.Arguments 'gets paths of selected files
Set OutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application") 'opens Outlook
Set oEmailItem = OutApp.CreateItem(olMailItem) ' opens new email
For a = 0 to objArgs.Count - 1
Set oAttachments = oEmailItem.Attachments.Add(objArgs(a))
subjectStr = subjectStr & Right(objArgs(a),Len(objArgs(a))-(InStrRev(objArgs(a),""))) & ", " 'recreates the default Subject e.g. Emailing: file1.doc, file2.xls
If subjectStr = "" then subjectStr = "No Subject "
oEmailItem.Subject = "Emailing: " & Left(subjectStr, (Len(subjectStr)-2))
oEmailItem.BodyFormat = olFormatHTML
Create a new text document and paste the above code and save the file. Rename the file to Mail Recipient.vbs and then create a shortcut and rename it to Mail Recipient or whatever name you like. Customize the shortcut’s icon (I use the default Outlook 2007 icon, found in Program Files) and move your new shortcut to your “Send to” folder (i.e. for Windows 7 C:\Users\Nicu\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo).
Rather don’t delete the original MAPIMail link, just change it’s attributes to hidden (you may want it back again later).