3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 4:14 PM by Klaus1
jcustomer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

is there any way to change the from address in mac mail? I'm not familiar and am trying to help a freind configure their outgoing email address just like one can do using outlook express in windows.

http://www.jamesshuggins.com/h/web1/email_reply_address.htm


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • 1. Re: how to change the from address or outgoing address in Mail
    Dansyacht Level 4 Level 4 (2,120 points)

    I think you are confusing the "from" address with the "reply to" address.

     

    In  Mac Mail the "from" address field is used to select the email account that you wish to use to send the the message.  It is a drop down list box for selecting the account.

     

    The "reply to" field is a text box that you can type anything into (like in your linked article).  If the "reply to" field is not visible in the message edit window, you can add it with the View > Reply to Address Field menu item.

  • 2. Re: how to change the from address or outgoing address in Mail
    jcustomer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    lol - so my wording wasn't so clear and I didn't mean to sound THAT dumb - no I'm not confusing the "from" address with the 'reply-to' - I know the difference.

     

    In MS Outlook Express, you can supply your email address for the account to access the mail server, but you can also specify a 'reply-to' address for all out-going email as seen in this screen-shot for Outlook Express.

     

    Just wondering if Mac Mail had the ssame type setting, which it doesn't appear to.

  • 3. Re: how to change the from address or outgoing address in Mail
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,470 points)

    No. That is a recipe for spamming.

     

    You can choose which account to send the email from ( = reply to) in the compose window.