Stupid Mail question

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  1. DaiKirai macrumors member

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    I have two e-mail accounts set up. How do I choose which one I want to send a message from? There doesn't seem to be an option anywhere.
     
  2. joker2 macrumors 6502a

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    Your address where it shows "From" should be a pulldown box in and of itself. Choose "New Message" and try it. :)
     
  3. gizzard macrumors member

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    Mail will also choose the account based on which inbox you have selected.
     
  4. DaiKirai thread starter macrumors member

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    Er... what if I don't have a "From" field? Only "To", "Cc" and "Subject" appear in new messages.

    Doesn't seem to work...
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    For the latest Mail:



    You have more than one account active, right? :)
     
  6. joker2 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you running Tiger? Under Mail --> Preferences -->Composing
    you can choose what account to default to, or use the "last viewed" one.

    Also, click the button just to the left of the Subject and click "Customize"

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    Then choose the checkmark by "Account:" and you'll be able to see the account you're sending from. Hit OK, and that will show up on your composing window from then on.

    //edit: madjew, you beat me to it. *shrug* oh well :) Glad you found that information from the Apple source.
     
  7. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    I actually have an "Account" field below "Subject" whenever I create a new message, or forward an email.
    This allows me to simply select which email account I wish to use to send each email.

    I have my default email account on top of the three others I have in order (under InBox).

    I personally believe Mail manages multiple accounts very simply and conveniently.... much better than other email apps I have used (mostly Windoze based).
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Did you change the default settings or are you not running Tiger? The latest Mail (2.0) is slightly different to the older versions in this regard but it still works effectively the same way. And I agree, Mail is the best at handling multiple accounts. :)
     
  9. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    Running latest of everything.... Tiger and Mail 2.0.5.
     

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