Default account to send email with in "Mail"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Caralvarez24, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Caralvarez24 macrumors regular

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    In my Mail app I currently have two email accounts set up. One is my main email and one is my college email. I only use the college email account because my school sends all of their stuff through it so I need to monitor it. For some reason however, this account has become the default account that Mail wants to send through. To use the other account I have to click the drop down menu under the subject field. This happens even though my main account is the top account on that drop down menu. I have looked through all the preferences and cannot see where I can choose a default sending account. Can someone help me out with this? I do not ever really need to send mail through my secondary account but having to select the other account every time I want to send an email is annoying. Thank you for all your help!
     
  2. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

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    I know it's like that in the drop down, but check in the actual preferences under accounts to make sure that the list there is correct. Make sure the one you want for default is on the top of that list.

    Additionally, if you have a certain mailbox selected on the left when you create a new message, mail will automatically think you want to send from that account.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Caralvarez24 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Think I got it, thank you!
     

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