wiki:faq/email/default-identity-horde

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When I use webmail, my email messages are sent from a strange email address

When you send a message using webmail/Horde, your from address may look strange - for example, it might read something like: username@mail.mayfirst.org.

That's because you have not set your from address in your personal settings.

With the Horde/IMP webmail program, you can control how your email messages are sent by setting up your Default Identity:

  • Click the Gear icon -> Preferences -> Mail
  • Click Personal Information
  • By default you will see the settings for your "Default identity."
  • Enter any changes you would like (most importantly your from address)
  • Optionally, you can also make new identities that will allow you to send mail from different email accounts. If you add more than one identity you'll get a drop-down every time you send me that will give you the option to choose from the identities you have created.

With Roundcube, instructions are slightly different:

  • Click Settings (gear icon) in top right hand corner
  • Under the Settings column, click Identities
  • Click on the identity that is there and your info will show up on the right hand side
  • Edit your info appropriately, especially the Email address.
  • Click Save.