Apple Mail: Picking primary outgoing email server?

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  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    I have three different email accounts plugged into my Apple Mail.

    So, when I send an email message to anyone, Apple mail automatically
    picks the account (and SMTP server) it wants to send from.

    I did not see this option under preferences, but is there a way I can
    tell Apple Mail that I want to send all my emails from one account
    (and SMTP server)?

    In another words, there must be a way to put a pecking order to
    the list of accounts appearing in the FROM: field

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Mail->Preferences->Composing

    Send new mail from:
     
  3. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Swiftaw,

    Thanks for the prompt response.

    I take it that email/server I choose should be consistent
    for email I send from any account?
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    If you have multiple email accounts anytime you compose a mail, there will be a pulldown box in the compose window that says From: which allows you to choose which account to send the mail from. The setting I describe simply details which account should be shown by default.

    If you want to see which account uses which server, then you can go to Mail->Preferences->Accounts, select the account you want, and look at the outgoing mail server.
     
  5. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Swiftaw,

    You have been immensely helpful.

    Thanks
     

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