The infamous Messaging Reply-All bug.


Argh, do you wonder why replying-all to a message adds you to the recipient list?  It’s annoying.  The problem is that Messaging does not know who you are.  Here is the work-around :-



  • Go to Start -> Programs
  • Launch Active Sync
  • Go to Menu->Options

    • (This menu item will be disabled during sync)

  • Select ActiveSync
  • Click Settings
  • Menu -> Advanced
  • Enter your e-mail address in the “Primary e-mail address” field

There, it was easy, wasn’t it? 

Comments (5)

  1. gorgioc says:

    Apparently Outlook Mobile treat differently user@microsoft.com and User@microsoft.com resulting in unwanted behaviour.

  2. zhamid says:

    Woa, you are absolutely correct!  Man we gotta fix that.  I’ll log a bug.  Thank you very much for bringing it up.  

  3. Drool… After sooo many months of development, it’s finally here. Public! We can write about it. We

  4. dmcusick says:

    Corrections in the instructions above that worked for my WM 6 smart phone:

    * Go to Start -> Programs

    * Launch Active Sync

    * Go to Menu->Options

       o (This menu item will be disabled during sync)

    * Highlight "Email"

    * Click Settings

    * Menu -> Advanced

    * Enter your e-mail address in the "Primary e-mail address" field

             o This is the e-mail address that shows up when you reply-all.  In my case, it is user@exchange.microsoft.com, instead of user@microsoft.com.  

  5. Emmett says:

    I have the opposite problem.  I WANT to get copies to myself of all reply-alls that I send.  It used to be that way and it now longer happens automatically.  This is for my laptop where I’m running Outlook 2003 SP3 if that makes a difference.  Maybe the Mobile blog isn’t the right place but seems to be where the knowledge is about reply-all problems.