For SharePoint 2007 there was a third-party addon we could install to allow the from email address to be configured in a SharePoint Designer workflow.

Does anyone know if there is something similar for SharePoint Designer 2010 workflows? I have not been able to find one.


  • Hi John, may I know the third-party addon for SharePoint 2007 that allow the "From email address" to be configured in a SharePoint Designer workflow? Sep 23 '11 at 1:17
  • @Tom Molskow Would you mind sharing the code you implemented for modifying the From: field in 2010 workflows?
    – user6754
    Feb 6 '12 at 21:58

Never tried it but this looks promising:

Useful Sharepoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities

NEW! Send Email Extended - Enhaced version of the OOTB activity. Allows you to specify the sender. Also does not break links in body.

  • But... Is it working on SharePoint 2010?
    – Strider
    Sep 23 '11 at 5:46
  • It is not clear but: spdactivities.codeplex.com/discussions/270378. so I think it will work. Anyway as I stated in my answer - I never used it ... Sep 23 '11 at 7:14
  • Hi, i just checked it in SharePoint 2010. I worked .. :)
    – Strider
    Sep 23 '11 at 7:45
  • I had used this on 2007, but from all indications I had seen previously it wasn't supposed to work with 2010. However, I installed it via PowerShell and it worked perfectly. :) Sep 23 '11 at 15:02

As far as I know there is no Out of box activity to change the from address in email using SharePoint designer

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    Right, that's the purpose of the question. Sep 23 '11 at 14:56
  • Vote down is a bit harsh. The original question referred to 2007 and was looking for something similar for 2010. It's not unreasonable to consider whether 2010 has this functionality built in. Sep 23 '13 at 22:04
  • the solution in this link works for even SP2010 spdactivities.codeplex.com
    – Strider
    Sep 24 '13 at 4:30

I have modified the CodePlex Send Email Extended workflow activity and I am now using it in SPS 2010 for several SPD 2010 workflows - there have not been any issues. Please LMK if you would like the code and I can make it available through my Sky Drive.

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