I have an issue related to technology but not related to Taiwan that I would like to get resolved. I’m not sure there is a way, though.
I pick up my email from my companies’ mail server in Europe. All the emails (firstname.lastname@example.org as well as email@example.com) are delievered to my company email account where I pick them up as soon as I open my email program here. The same applies to my assistant who also gets all the firstname.lastname@example.org emails forwarded to her company email account.
Problem: I can only default one reply address, either (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). As most people just hit reply when they get an email, that means that either my assistant gets all my private mails as well (if I use email@example.com) or she doesn’t get any of those sent back by clients and other people connected to the company (if I use firstname.lastname@example.org ). She has to get them, though, to know what’s going on and especially in cases when I’m not in the office.
It is possible to change the reply address manually for each email. But as I write a lot of emails during the day, both private and for business, and I tend to forget to change things like the reply address, I would be glad if the problem could be solved. I asked our sys ad in Europe whether he just could set up a different account for email@example.com, but he said a) he hates creating another account because there are so many already and b - more importantly) he figures that two people picking up mail from one account (in this case my assistant and I) is not too good a solution because mails tend to get overlooked that way (like, Eudora marks emails as “read” that I load down on my computer at home after I already loaded them down in the office. Thus, if I load down an email but choose to ignore it because it’s the job of my assistant to take care of that special task, she might not see that particular email because it’s marked as “read” when she downloads it).
Does anybody understand what I mean? Is it a problem or not? Is there any way around that? I use Eudora, but there’s no way to set up different personae that pick up email from one email account.
Well, maybe I’m just being complicated, and the whole thing isn’t an issue after all. Any suggestions welcome