Let’s consider the situation where I am a technical advisor for a company named BigChip. On the company’s website, an email address is provided for inquires: email@example.com
In reality, the company’s website has no space reserved for this email account, and indeed these technical services/consulting are contracted out to me. Hence, what actually happens is that any mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Now, when someone writes into email@example.com.
In preparation for answering this email, I have logged on to my Hotmail account, I indicated my name as BigChip Consulting, and I have gone to the OPTIONS and set the “reply to” to indicate firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to test this arrangement, I arrange to correspond with a friend. I have my friend (email address: email@example.com with a random inquiry, under the Subject of “Pentium VII chip specs”. The email is forwarded to my Hotmail account as expected and I make a reply.
When my friend (the original inquirer) goes to ask for further clarification in relation to various points I mentioned in my original reply, he hits the REPLY button in his email software. An email form comes up. What he sees in the “Send To” space is firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Subject line, he sees “Pentium VII chip specs”.
However, in the body of the message, he sees a Header and the copy of the original email. The Header says
----- Original Message -----
From: BigChip Consulting: email@example.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2002 8:45 AM
Subject: Pentium VII chip specs
= * = * = * = * = * = * = = = = = =
Comments: This is unfortunately, not desirable. I do not want the actual hotmail address to be readily seen.
Is there any way to hide the Hotmail address under such circumstances? Is there perhaps another setting available somewhere in the OPTIONS? I don’t seem to find it.