Apple Mail address priority

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by Solana, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. Solana

    Solana Guest

    I've managed to centralize my .Mac, gmail and Y! mail to Apple's Mail application.

    Is there a way to designate a default address once the compose button is hit?

    I always end up sending from my Y! mail when I want to send the message out from .Mac :slanted:
     
  2. PatrickGaerlan

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    I think the default e-mail address a new message will be sent from depends on which account you're in when you hit the New button. You can select a different account by clicking on the Account list under the Subject: field in the new message window. You can change the order in which the accounts are listed by going to Mail -> Preferences -> Accounts and dragging the respective accounts up and down.
     
  3. alvinbai

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    Just go to Mail -> Preferences -> Accounts. You should see all your mail accounts listed on the left. Just drag the .Mac account to the top most for it to be your primary email account. :)
     
  4. PatrickGaerlan

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    You can actually set the default account a new e-mail message will be sent from. Go to Mail -> Preferences -> Composing tab. Look for the option Send new mail from: and choose your .Mac e-mail account from the list. The default is Account of last viewed mailbox.
     
  5. Solana

    Solana Guest

    Thanks, all! This helps...
     
  6. maryannemoll

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    hi. i've never used my Apple Mail application before, but now that i've tried it, it keeps rejecting the pop server i input. it's mail.google.com/mail. what should i put there? thanks.
     
  7. PatrickGaerlan

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    Have you followed the step-by-step instructions of Google? You can find it by logging in to your Gmail account, clicking on Help (upper-right corner) -> Gmail Essentials: POP Access -> Configuring your email client: Apple Mail. Try this link.
     

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