Set Reply-To address to an auto reply message

With MSH Autoresponder for Postfix and Sendmail, you can set a Reply-To address that’s different from From address. The common reason for this is when you want bounce e-mails, auto-responders and other system-generated replies to your e-mail return to another address while the author’s address is different.

Keep in mind that user when respond to auto reply message with an alternate Reply-To address will be delivered to that address. Original address still appears in the From field.

Creating an autoreply with Reply-To address

After launching the application and connecting to the server, click Add New button to launch the rule wizard.

Enter the message in the Auto reply message body field. Change Subject line if needed.

Switch to the Headers tab. Click Add button and enter an e-mail address which should receive all replies to the auto reply message. In the Header Name field enter Reply-To string, in the Header Value enter john.doe@postfix.local value (change to your own email address). Click OK button.

In the Conditions tab click Add button and select the Message Recipient option. In the new window enter ITdept@postfix.local value, replacing the postfix.local part with your own company domain name. Leave the Search address unchanged and click the OK button.

Finally, go to the Name tab, enter the name of your rule and click the OK button to add rule.

Click button to save all settings.

From now on, any internal or external user will receive the automatic reply when sending a message to the IT department. When user will reply to that message it will be send to email address.

To learn more visit MSH Postfix Autoresponder website.

Łukasz is a software developer and owner of MSH Software company which builds email processing tools for Microsoft Exchange, Zimbra Collaboration Suite and Postfix. He specializes in server, desktop and web applications written in Java, .NET and C++.