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Custom From address in Mail.app

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For my mail, I use several catch-all accounts, so I can give every service it’s own email address, which proves very useful in creating automatic rules. There is one issue though, you have only one sender account, and some services require that you respond from the original send-to address. To manage such ‘virtual identities’, Thunderbird allows you to write your own from address. Mail.app however, does not have such a setting. After several Google attempts, today I found *the* solution: the ‘email address’ field in Account properties, allows a comma separated list, allowing you to specify multiple addresses. Quite a genius way of solving the issue, if you happen to know this. Full credits go to Jonathan Tron who wrote the solution on his blog, together with some images. Thanks Jonathan!

~RW

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Released: on Jun 21, 2009 under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs (CC-BY-ND) licenseCC-BY-ND

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  1. Anonymous says:

    “To manage such ‘virtual identities’, Thunderbird allows you to write your own from address.”
    Hey, neat idea. I think I’ll try the Thunderbird and see if it’ll work for me too. Thanks for the tip.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The ‘email address’ field in Account properties, allows a comma separated list, allowing you to specify multiple addresses. I think the solution is in your post itself.