Help with email

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  1. tawcat macrumors regular

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    Hello: Hoping someone can provide an answer.

    When I receive an email that has been sent to multiple people I have difficulty replying to all.

    Seems whatever email program the sender is using OSX mail doesn't like it. The address format their program uses is different from the mac format.

    i.e. the format they have is:
    JohnDoe@whatevermail.com <'JohnDoe@whatevermail.com'>

    When I attempt to reply all I get an error message saying 'johndoe@whatevermail.com' does not appear to be a valid address. Seems the OSX mail program doesn't like the ' in the address.

    Anyone know how I can correct this so OSX mail will recognize it or should I get a third party email program like Postbox?

    Thanks so much.
     
  2. jack1011 macrumors member

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    I'm not sure I understand your question. However, I can tell you that Apple Mail is not great. Postbox is mediocre as well. I'd recommend you check out Airmail. It's a really well designed email app and it's on sale at the moment for $9.99 (50% off).

    I'm not entirely convinced that the Mail app is what's causing your problem, or that switching to a new app will fix your problem. However I still recommend getting Airmail.
     
  3. tawcat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Wish I could explain this better, but, I am not sure what causes the ' to be in the email address format.
     
  4. jack1011 macrumors member

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    In Mail's preferences there's a section where you can add Rules. It provides the option to make a rule that would run an applescript if the the recipient contains quotation marks. I don't know applescript, but I'd guess that it's possible to write a script that searches for and removes any quotation marks from the recipients email address. If this is possible, maybe somebody here could write the script for you.
     
  5. tawcat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks
     

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