How to choose outgoing Mail server in El Capitan

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by mac98aop, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. mac98aop macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2010
    Hi there

    Just updated from Mavericks. Like lots of people, I have multiple email accounts and always viewed them in Mail in the one Inbox.

    When composing a mail, I used to simply then choose which account I wanted to send it from. That drop down has now vanished in El Capitan - so how do I select which account to send from?!?!

    Any help, sincerely appreciated. I've spent too long searching Preferences and Google!
  2. sibcc macrumors member


    Oct 5, 2015
    La Jolla CA
    On my EC test machine, Mail still has that drop down box. Did you check the email preferences yet for different smtp servers?
  3. mac98aop thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2010
    Thanks for the reply...

    Well, it's defo not there, and I've checked the preferences and only have an option to 'Send new messages from: selected mailbox or iCloud (it won't let me pick another account)
  4. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    I've just checked and I've also got the From dropdown directly below the subject field in the new message window. Have you checked that all your accounts are enabled in the accounts section of the preferences pane?

    The reason I ask is that if I disable all but one of the accounts, the from box disappears
  5. mac98aop thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2010
    Well, I shutdown and restarted and .... yup, it's now there!

    Thanks everyone

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