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Old Dec 15, 2008, 10:28 PM   #1
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Setting "reply-to" in Apple Mail

Hi.

I am wondering how, if possible, to set the default "reply-to" address on Apple Mail.

I know I can manually add it to each message I compose, but that's rather cumbersome. I'd like to be able to configure Mail so every message I send out will automatically use the same "reply-to" mail address. Is it possible?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Old Dec 15, 2008, 10:34 PM   #2
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Hi.

I am wondering how, if possible, to set the default "reply-to" address on Apple Mail.

I know I can manually add it to each message I compose, but that's rather cumbersome. I'd like to be able to configure Mail so every message I send out will automatically use the same "reply-to" mail address. Is it possible?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Dai
when composing a message click the box with three lines next to the from field, then check reply-to, then customize
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Old Dec 16, 2008, 12:07 AM   #3
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when composing a message click the box with three lines next to the from field, then check reply-to, then customize
Hi.

Thanks for the reply. Yes, that does add a "reply-to" box to the new message. Unfortunately, that is a manual process that requires me to type in the reply-in address every time I compose a message. I'd like it to be more automatic. Any other idea?

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Bump.... does anyone know how to do this?

I am constantly responding to clients without remembering to change the FROM setting to my work account.

Would love a way to select a default.
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Old Jun 19, 2010, 10:42 AM   #5
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I use a program called MacPilot. One of its 1000 or so options is "Force Reply-to" header for Mail.app. However, it does override the user Reply-to box in the mail app itself. MacPilot is $19.95 and runs in a 15 day trial mode.

I believe MacPilot works by changing hidden system preferences, so the option should be in the mail preference file somewhere but I was unable to locate it, sorry.
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EDIT: This method used to work... doesn't seem to any more... boohoo.

http://email.about.com/od/macosxmail...aysreplyto.htm



A Reply-To Header Not Once, Not Twice, But Always

You know how to add a "Reply-To" header to an email you are composing in Mac OS X Mail, and you do find it useful. But also cumbersome if one wants every outgoing email to carry that information — and that's what you want.

Fortunately, Mac OS X Mail has a somewhat concealed facility that lets you add any header — include a "Reply-To" line — to emails you send automatically.

Add a Reply-To Header to All Emails You Send in Mac OS X Mail

To make Mac OS X Mail add a custom "Reply-To" header line to all emails you send:

Open Terminal.
Type "defaults read com.apple.mail UserHeaders".
Press Enter.
If that command returns "The domain/default pair of (com.apple.mail, UserHeaders) does not exist":
Type "defaults write com.apple.mail UserHeaders '{"Reply-To" = "reply-to@address"; }'" (excluding the outermost quotation marks) and replace reply-to@address with the address you want to be used for replies.
If the "defaults read" command above returns a line of values that starts with "{" and ends in "}":
Highlight the entire line. It might read something like {Bcc = "bcc@address"; }, for example.
Press Command-C.
Type "defaults write com.apple.mail UserHeaders '" (excluding the outer quotation marks).
Press Command-V.
Type "'".
Insert '"Reply-To" = "reply-to@address"; ' in front of the closing "}" character, replacing reply-to@address with the email address you want to be used for replies.
The line might now read defaults write com.apple.mail UserHeaders '{Bcc = "bcc@address"; "Reply-To" = "reply-to@address"; }', for example.
Press Enter.
Caution

Unfortunately, this method of adding a Reply-To header works too well in some situations. Once in place, there is no way to make Mail not append it to a particular mail. You cannot change the address while composing a message either.

To make any changes to the Reply-To header, you have to go the route of the terminal.

Disable Automatic Reply-To Headers Again in Mac OS X Mail

To turn off all "Reply-To:" headers:

Execute "defaults delete com.apple.mail UserHeaders" at a Terminal prompt to delete all custom headers or set UserHeaders back to what it was before you added "Reply-To".
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