Why am I receiving automation email replies?

Ross Collins
edited 12/09/19 in Smartsheet Basics

I set up an automation that will send a PO request to external clients.  When they reply to the automated email it comes to my email address and not the person that was requesting the PO. 

1. Does it come back to me because I created the automation rule or because I own the sheet? 

2. If I sent an update request instead of an alert would the client be able to update my sheet using the link in the email without having to log in?