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Old Mar 31, 2010, 12:36 PM   #1
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Setting default 'Reply To' in Mac Mail?

Anyone know how I can set a permanent Reply To header for all my mail accounts in Mail?

I've found a couple scripts by searching the net, but all old stuff and nothing that works... anyone care to take a crack at it?

Applecare's official stance is that you need to type it in manually for every message... there has to be some way around this.

thanks in advance
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Old Mar 31, 2010, 12:47 PM   #2
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So you're saying you want to send all replies to the same address, regardless of where the email came from?
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Old Mar 31, 2010, 12:53 PM   #3
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So you're saying you want to send all replies to the same address, regardless of where the email came from?
ya, so for example I have 1 @me.com, 1 @gmail.com and 1 @hotmail.com, no matter who I send an email from, I want the reply to go to email-account-4@macrumors.com
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Old Mar 31, 2010, 12:58 PM   #4
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ya, so for example I have 1 @me.com, 1 @gmail.com and 1 @hotmail.com, no matter who I send an email from, I want the reply to go to email-account-4@macrumors.com
But the people who send you emails won't see any of your replies, if you send them all to yourself. That's not making any sense.
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Old Mar 31, 2010, 01:03 PM   #5
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But the people who send you emails won't see any of your replies, if you send them all to yourself. That's not making any sense.
ok, let's say I run 4 different websites. @1.com @2.com and @3.com, each of these different sites has info@1.com and info@2.com and info@3.com. When people email me for the first time, I respond accordingly from the account they've sent a message to. However, FROM THEN ON I'd like them to reply to personal@me.com, so I want the "Reply-To" header always set to personal@me.com.

re-reading your reply, I don't think you understand what the 'Reply To' field accomplishes when writing a new message.

Make the distinction between the 'To' field and 'Reply-To' field.
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You're right. I misunderstood which field you were referring to. Try this:
Adding a default Reply-to address in Mail.app
or this:
How to Add a Reply-To Header to All Emails You Send in Mac OS X Mail
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Old Mar 31, 2010, 01:21 PM   #7
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You're right. I misunderstood which field you were referring to. Try this:
http://www.hawkwings.net/2007/01/28/...ss-in-mailapp/
Tried it, didn't work. That article is dated January 2007, when Macs were not yet even running Leopard, a lot has changed since now and then and I imagine over time small changes (or large changes) that have been made to Mail have rendered it useless.
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Old Mar 31, 2010, 01:37 PM   #8
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The following does not add a Reply-To header, but changes the From header so all the replies go where you want them to -- works for me:

Go to Mail Preferences..., Accounts, select info@1.com, Account Information, "Email Address:" and change it to the desired reply destination of personal@me.com. (Don't change the address in the "User Name:" field, though).

Now all mail sent from info@1.com will show up as From personal@me.com, so replies will go to personal@me.com.

Don't know how to send the first email with a From header of info@1.com, though.

Would that work for you?
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The following does not add a Reply-To header, but changes the From header so all the replies go where you want them to -- works for me:

Go to Mail Preferences..., Accounts, select info@1.com, Account Information, "Email Address:" and change it to the desired reply destination of personal@me.com. (Don't change the address in the "User Name:" field, though).

Now all mail sent from info@1.com will show up as From personal@me.com, so replies will go to personal@me.com.

Don't know how to send the first email with a From header of info@1.com, though.

Would that work for you?
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That actually might do it, I'll have a look tonight (not near my macs right now).

I actually got a hold of someone who scripts and he's going to look at the one linked above~
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The following does not add a Reply-To header, but changes the From header so all the replies go where you want them to -- works for me:
Would that work for you?
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That doesn't work. That has nothing to do with replies. It only changes the email address used in composing a new message.
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That doesn't work. That has nothing to do with replies. It only changes the email address used in composing a new message.
... that also makes sense, I'm assuming you've tried & confirmed in which case... blast!
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... that also makes sense, I'm assuming you've tried & confirmed in which case... blast!
Yep, tested and confirmed.
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