How do I change the "From" Address in the Windows 10 Mail app?

I want to send an email via the Windows 10 Mail app as *** Email address is removed for privacy ***,

rather than sending it as *** Email address is removed for privacy *** or *** Email address is removed for privacy ***, but it won't give me any options to do so.

I've searched around, but I've yet to find a solution. Am I missing something obvious?
Hope someone can help!

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Hi Nick,

Thank you for being a part of Windows 10.

I appreciate you for providing details about the issue and we are glad to assist you.

I suggest you configure the Mail app by adding the account of your choice and check if it helps.

Refer to the following Microsoft article on Set up Mail and add contacts.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/add-accounts

Note: The steps for Windows 8.1 applies to Windows 10.

Reference: Refer to the following Microsoft article on Windows 10 help & how-to.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/support

Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are happy to assist you.

Thank you.

 

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(Sorry - didn't realise the forums would censor my examples!)

I wish to send emails from an alias address, different than my Gmail or Microsoft accounts,

but I can't figure out how to enter that new address into Windows 10 Mail's "From" field.

The email address I want to use as an alias is forwarded, so I can't set up POP or IMAP.

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I really want to drop my gmail, so I changed my Microsoft account alias to be my outlook account.  But, in the Windows 10 Mail it is still sending email from my "gmail" account despite it being connecting to my outlook account.  How can I force it to use my primary alias which is my outlook.com account instead of my gmail.com account?

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I haven't figured out a way to change the from address in the email app. You can still use this feature if you sign into email using the browser. The browser version of Outlook will allow you to choose from any of the alias's listed, and use them as a from address when sending an email.

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Same Here. I actually created new 'aliases'; but in Gmail which lets you set up several independent 'addresses' so W10-Mail can set them up as different 'accounts' within a linked inbox. Voila, 4 'aliases' within my 'inbox' any of which can be selected when clicking 'New Mail'. (An automatic dropdown to choose which account the mail is coming from.) - Obviously this will not work for people with established aliases. I was 'fortunate' I hadn't been using aliases for long so there was little cost to the change. (And, hypothetically, any email to the old aliases should still get to my primary Outlook account.)

But that we have to jump through this many hoops to get W10-MS-Apps to work as well as W8-MS-Apps is utterly ridiculous. Their Mail-aliases backstep is only surpassed by their OneDrive Dis-Integration (where there are also inelegant inadequate change-how-you-work work-arounds), and their truly bizarre inability to cut-and-paste from/to Edge/Mail/etc.

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Hey guys,

So I just recently decided to join the Win10 wagon and have finally finished setting up and synchronizing my accounts. Was also wondering where the drop-down button for account/aliases went...but after going through this thread, I suppose this issue with the Win10 Mail app has yet to be resolved?

I have a Gmail work account and an Outlook personal account, all managed through my Outlook account using the Win10 Mail app. Since Win8, I have set my work address as the primary From address (seeing as email traffic is heavier there) and had no trouble switching around, but this time with the Win10 Mail app I was unable to locate that drop-down button and I find this to be unnecessarily frustrating as I am therefore required to go and open my account via browser just so I could switch From addresses. This problem is also ever present within the Win10 Phone Mail app, sigh.

Any idea on whether or not Microsoft is doing anything about this? Or is the Win10 Mail app meant to be mega basic as opposed to the Ms Outlook 2016 program? I mean, the Win10 Mail app goes as far as allowing you to play around with text format and everything (except for formatting your signature, which...c'mon now?), so I suppose Microsoft should also give us that drop-down button back...

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P.Morley, I'm not understanding you. Are your gmail and outlook accounts both linked in to one 'linked inbox'? If so, when you click 'New Mail' doesn't it make you choose which email account you want to send the mail from? (And extra step when we're used to having a default 'from' address but at least you get to choose the from account.) - Can't help with W10 phone as I don't use it.

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Hi JB,

Yes, my Gmail and Outlook email accounts are linked; my Gmail messages are forwarded to my Outlook, all managed using the Win10 Mail app. With Outlook.com browser and the Win8.1 Mail app, I was able to choose which email account I would like to send the email from, by clicking the drop-down button located right by the email address. I can't do this with the Win10 Mail app, no matter if I'm writing a New Email or responding; the button is not there and I can't seem to find it anywhere.

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Try setting up both the Outlook and Gmail accounts as separate/independent email accounts in the Win10 Mail app. Then in the app you create what it calls a linked inbox, i.e., emails to both accounts being displayed in a single inbox. For me after doing that whenever I click 'new mail' the 'choose account' option automatically pops up. The difference (I think) is that the app is now 'integrating' your emails not Outlook.com.

The above should only take a few minutes to try and shouldn't mess with any of your settings in either account (online).

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Sorry Harshvardhan,

but your answer is completely unhelpful.

We want to be able to set up an alias, or "From" address for an account in Win 10 mail app.

In my case, I'm using a gmail account, which grabs email via POP from my office. (Gmail also has this set up as an alias).

The gmail email address (also used as login credentials) is different from my office address, and I would like to set up a custom "from" address in my Mail app to send as my "office account".

Could the Win10 client either grab Gmail aliases or let us set up a custom alias?

Just the way it was possible years ago in win 7.

Thank you,

Ondrej

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