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Q: How do I configure Thunderbird to use a second From address?


You can set up identities in Thunderbird so when composing email, you can choose an identity the specifies a different From: address than your own email address. To do this:

  1. Go to Tools > Account Settings.
  2. With your username@mit selected in the left hand pane, click on the Manage Identities button.
  3. In the next window click Add....
    Result: This produces a tabbed window where you can fill in a name, email address, and reply-to email address.

After you've created the identity, you can choose it from a dropdown list in the Compose window that displays after you click the Write button to start a new message.

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February 11, 2012

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