Lion Mail 5.2 - "From" bug

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MiniMoney, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. MiniMoney macrumors newbie

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    When I compose a new message, I have 4 email address choices in my "From" drop down combo box. It doesn't matter which email address I select in "From", it always uses the one in the bottom of the list. I've confirmed that it isn't just a display issue by examining a message on the recipient's computer.

    If my explanation is confusing, here's a fictional example:

    I'm composing an email in the "New Message" dialog. I click on the combo box to the right of "From" and it shows from top to bottom:
    Bird <bird@gmail.com>
    Cat <cat@gmail.com>
    Dog <dog@gmail.com>
    Mouse <mouse@gmail.com>

    No matter what I select in "From", the recipient will always receive an email from "mouse@gmail.com".

    Has anyone else has had this issue? You might not notice it until you get a reply to an email you originated and check the original "From". I filled out a bug report with Apple but of course I haven't received any feedback.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    What do you have set in the following?:

    Mail > Preferences > Composing > Send new mail from:
     
  3. MiniMoney thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's the first one in the list. Using my fictional example, the Preferences "Send new mail from:" setting is "Bird <bird@gmail.com>".
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You could try deleting the Mail plist file, then relaunch Mail.
    If that doesn't help, you could try removing and re-adding mail accounts.
     

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