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    Default Email Masquerading with Thunderbird

    How does one use Thunderbird as a ghost client for a virtual email address? The point being that one uses his own smtp server, and inbox but the from and replyto address are for another address, so that when one replies to the replyto email address, it automatically bounces to the user's own inbox and thus it appears like the virtual email address exists to outsiders, but in reality is an alias to another email address? Apparently it is some setting on the thunderbird client, but I do not know what it is.

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    Default Re: Email Masquerading with Thunderbird

    If I wanted to do that, then I would use "sendmail" and put the magic in the sendmail configuration.
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    Default Re: Email Masquerading with Thunderbird

    Am 18.02.2013 04:36, schrieb RichardET:
    >
    > How does one use Thunderbird as a ghost client for a virtual email
    > address? The point being that one uses his own smtp server, and inbox
    > but the from and replyto address are for another address, so that when
    > one replies to the replyto email address, it automatically bounces to
    > the user's own inbox and thus it appears like the virtual email address
    > exists to outsiders, but in reality is an alias to another email
    > address? Apparently it is some setting on the thunderbird client, but I
    > do not know what it is.


    Not sure if I understand the requirement fully but Thunderbird has
    "identities" which can be added to an account and can be set when
    composing a mail (and they will be used automatically if TB can figure
    out the recipient).



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    Default Re: Email Masquerading with Thunderbird

    Hi, in the account settings set everything for you account as if you would use the real address. Then modify the "outgoing server" to that you really want to send from. HTH Lenwolf

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    Default Re: Email Masquerading with Thunderbird

    On 2013-02-18 12:11, Wolfgang Rosenauer wrote:
    > Am 18.02.2013 04:36, schrieb RichardET:
    >>
    >> How does one use Thunderbird as a ghost client for a virtual email
    >> address? The point being that one uses his own smtp server, and inbox
    >> but the from and replyto address are for another address, so that when
    >> one replies to the replyto email address, it automatically bounces to
    >> the user's own inbox and thus it appears like the virtual email address
    >> exists to outsiders, but in reality is an alias to another email
    >> address? Apparently it is some setting on the thunderbird client, but I
    >> do not know what it is.

    >
    > Not sure if I understand the requirement fully but Thunderbird has
    > "identities" which can be added to an account and can be set when
    > composing a mail (and they will be used automatically if TB can figure
    > out the recipient).


    Yes, that is what I use for sending with a different "alias". However,
    to separate the email destined for the alias on a different folder at
    input, you need a filter that triggers on receive at some distinct
    header of the email - and not all ISP play nice and add such a header.
    Mine do not. Not even redirectors (opensuse for instance).

    At best, I can use the "To", "CC", etc. But some mail list hide that and
    the post ends on my main folder, and I need a myriad of filters.

    For example, the openSUSE virtual address. What I get in the headers is:

    Code:
    
    > Received: from mail02.mktg.novell.com (mail02.mktg.novell.com [204.92.21.28])
    >     by mx2.suse.de (Postfix) with ESMTP id B61E3A3A78
    >     for <....@opensuse.org>; Fri,  8 Feb 2013 16:42:46 +0100 (CET)
    But I can not be sure that it will always be mail02.mktg.novell.com, so
    I use the "TO" header.

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