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RightFrom for Microsoft Outlook


Updated: 30-August-2010
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Suppose that Microsoft® Outlook® user John Doe has access to his personal mailbox and to the additional mailboxes (usually "Info" <info@company.com>, "Sales" <sales@company.com> etc.) on the Exchange server. To send a new email as Sales, John Doe should populate the From: field with "Sales" manually.
RightFrom automates the filling the From: field based on the currently selected mailbox.
Also RightFrom utility can associate the signatures with the mailboxes. When John Doe navigates to Sales mailbox and clicks the "New message" button, the From: field will be populated automatically with "Sales" and the salesperson (non-default) signature will be added to the message automatically too.
Review these articles:    
Allowing Users to Access Multiple Mailboxes or Creating a Group Mailbox
How to Add Another Person's Mailbox to Your Outlook Profile
Users cannot send e-mail messages from a mobile device or from a shared mailbox in Exchange 2000 Server and in Exchange Server 2003
Current versions:    RightFrom2007 ver 1.7.0.4.    RightFrom2010 ver 1.0.0.2.

Installation

 #  To Do 
  Outlook 2003   Outlook 2007   Outlook 2010  
 1.  Download RightFrom2007-Demo.zip archive file   Download RightFrom2010-Demo.zip archive file  
 2.  Unpack RightFrom2007-Demo.zip   Unpack RightFrom2010-Demo.zip  
 3.  Exit Outlook in case it is running.  
 4.  Install Microsoft CDO library. CDO is listed as Collaboration Data Objects in the list of Outlook optional components in the Office installation. See the details here.    Skip this step.  
 5.  Execute RightFrom2007_per_user.msi   If your Outlook is 32-bit, run
RightFrom2010Setup_per-user32(DEMO).msi,
otherwise execute
RightFrom2010Setup_per-user64(DEMO).msi
 
 6.  After completing the installation start Outlook.  
 7.  Click Tools -> Options -> Other -> Advanced options...-> COM Add-Ins.   Click Tools -> Trust Center -> Add-ins. Select "COM add-ins" in the Manage: listbox (in the bottom of the page) and click Go button.   Click File -> Options -> Add-ins.
Select "COM add-ins" in the Manage: listbox (at the bottom of the page) and click Go button.
 
RightFrom2007 installation picture (Outlook 2003)   RightFrom2007 installation picture (Outlook 2007)   RightFrom2010 installation picture (Outlook 2010)  
 8.  You will see checked "RightFrom COM Add-in" in the list there.   You will see checked "RightFrom2010" in the list there.  

RightFrom software is distributed as a set of .msi packages and thus can be deployed to computers or users in the organization using Windows Group Policy Software Installation.

Testing

Let's suppose that the primary mailbox name is "John Doe" and SMTP address is "JDoe@domain.com" and the additional mailbox name is "testuser1" and SMTP address is "testuser1@domain.com".

 #  To Do 
  Outlook 2003/2007   Outlook 2010  
 1.  Run Outlook, navigate to testuser1 Inbox and click New button to create a new message. Enable From: field. Make sure that From: field is auto-populated with "testuser1".   Run Outlook, navigate to testuser1 Inbox and click "New E-mail" button to create a new message. Enable From: field. Make sure that From: field is auto-populated with "testuser1@domain.com".  
  RightFrom 2007 testing picture 1 (Outlook 2003)   RightFrom 2007 testing picture 1 (Outlook 2007)   RightFrom 2010 testing picture 1 (Outlook 2010)  
 2.  In Outlook main menu click Tools -> Options -> Mail Format -> Signatures. Create 4 different signatures and name them as "JohnDoeNew", "JohnDoeReply","Testuser1New" and "Testuser1Reply". Set the signature for new messages to "JohnDoeNew" and the signature for replies and forwards to "JohnDoeReply" (see the screenshot). If you run Outlook 2003, make sure that "Use Microsoft Office Word 2003 to edit e-mail messages" is checked. Click Apply button.   In Outlook main menu click File -> Options -> Mail -> Signatures. Create 4 different signatures and name them as "JohnDoeNew", "JohnDoeReply","Testuser1New" and "Testuser1Reply". Set the signature for new messages to "JohnDoeNew" and the signature for replies and forwards to "JohnDoeReply". Click OK button.  
  RightFrom 2007 testing picture 2 (Outlook 2003)   RightFrom 2007 testing picture 2 (Outlook 2007)   RightFrom 2010 testing picture 2 (Outlook 2010)  
 3.  In Outlook main menu click Tools -> Options. Select RightFrom2007 tab. Click on "Mailbox - testuser1" in the list of the shared mailboxes. Using drop-down lists, set the signature for new messages to "Testuser1New" and the signature for replies and forwards to "Testuser1Reply". You will see the text previews of these signatures in the appropriated textboxes. Click Apply button. Click OK button to exit Options.   In Outlook main menu click File -> Options -> Add-ins -> Add-In Options. Select RightFrom tab. Click on "Mailbox - testuser1" in the list of Additional Mailboxes. Using drop-down lists, set the signature for new messages to "Testuser1New" and the signature for replies and forwards to "Testuser1Reply". You will see the text previews of these signatures in the appropriated textboxes. Click Apply button. Click OK button to exit Options.  
  RightFrom 2007 testing picture 3 (Outlook 2003/2007)   RightFrom 2010 testing picture 3 (Outlook 2010)  
 4.  Navigate to testuser1 Inbox and click New button to create a new message. Enable From: field. Make sure that From: field is auto-populated with "testuser1" and Testuser1New signature is inserted to the message.   Navigate to testuser1 Inbox and click "New E-mail" button to create a new message. Enable From: field. Make sure that From: field is auto-populated with "testuser1@domain.com" and Testuser1New signature is inserted to the message.  
  RightFrom 2007 testing picture 4 (Outlook 2003)   RightFrom 2007 testing picture 4 (Outlook 2007)   RightFrom 2010 testing picture 4 (Outlook 2010)  
 5.  Navigate to John Doe's Inbox and click New button to create a new message. Make sure that From: field is empty and JohnDoeNew signature is inserted to the message.   Navigate to John Doe's Inbox and click "New E-mail" button to create a new message. Make sure that From: field is auto-populated with "JDoe" and JohnDoeNew signature is inserted to the message.  
  RightFrom 2007 testing picture 5 (Outlook 2003)   RightFrom 2007 testing picture 5 (Outlook 2007)   RightFrom 2010 testing picture 5 (Outlook 2010)  

We have tested RightFrom with Outlook 2003/2007/2010 on Microsoft Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2000/2003/2007/2010.

Uninstallation

You can uninstall RightFrom using Add/Remove programs in the Control Panel.

About this demo version

RightFrom demo version adds "RightFrom DEMO VERSION" phrase to the Subject line of each message that is created in the additional mailbox.

Older releases

Older versions of RightFrom you can find at http://www.ivasoft.com/rightfromold.shtml

F.A.Q.

Q. I am about to purchase this product but I wondering regarding updates/patches. What are the policies regarding updates? Do you provide them freely or as a purchase?
A. As a registered user, you will get free updates for one year from the date of purchase.
Once the new version is ready, this information will be e-mailed to all registered users. We will send updates via e-mail to those who request them.

Q.  I have already ordered your software and want to view data relating to my order.
A.  Just visit our Customer Care Center.

Prices

Licensing policy: the product is licensed on a per-computer (sometimes called per-workstation) basis.
If you are running Outlook on Windows Terminal Services or Citrix, you should purchase 10 licenses for each Citrix/TS server or a Site license.

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Site license covers a single organization in one location (building complex). If you purchase a site license, you may use the program in an unlimited number of your company's computers within this area.
Enterprise license covers all computers of single organization world-wide. If your company has many branches even with thousands of machines, Enterprise license covers them all.
If you are running Outlook on Windows Terminal Services or Citrix, you should purchase 10 licenses for each Citrix/TS server or a Site license.

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