I am going to reiterate much of what has been posted here and also include my configuration and the error/bug I have been experiencing. I am repeating things so that we can be sure that we're all on the same page as well as to explain to those who may potential help as to the issues that we;re experiencing.
I have a total of eleven (11) e-mail addresses, which include my iCloud account. The majority of the addresses are POP3. I have that many addresses because of my business and each e-mail is for a specific web site. In order to sync my e-mails across the multiple computers I have, I created a rule that would move every e-mail I received to the iCloud account.
In Lion, even though the e-mail was moved to the iCloud account, when I replied to an e-mail, it would reply from the account to which the e-mail was sent. Thus, if an e-mail was sent to 'email@example.com', it would be moved to the iCloud account (which would sync it among all computers). Replying to it would be sent from 'firstname.lastname@example.org' and use that server and its settings.
This has been broken by Mountain Lion and Mail 6.0. Now, an e-mail is received and moved to iCloud. But, when replying, the reply-from address is now the iCloud address -- NOT the e-mail address to which the e-mail was sent.
This STILL works in Lion. I have a machine running Lion and have been using it side-by-side with MountainLion.
Now, a couple of things I have discovered.
While entering e-mail aliases into the e-mail address of the iCloud settings seems to work, it actually causes a couple of problems. First, it causes the iCloud syncing to not work -- the "Mail" box becomes unchecked in System Preferences for iCloud and won't stay checked so long as the "foreign" (non-iCloud) e-mail address is in the account settings for iCloud.
Second, the server settings for the outgoing e-mail get broken. It's weird. E-mails don't send at times.
I sincerely hope that Apple fixes this. People may suggest that I use IMAP accounts to sync my e-mails. That is not an option. The web host I use only allows a certain number of processes to run. With all my e-mail accounts, checking my e-mail would easily blow me past that number.
Well, that's the situation. If someone can shed some light with their expertise, it would be greatly appreciated. I will also be filing a bug report with Apple. I hope that they cane fix this in the .1 release.
All the BEST!
I hope it's not a new "forced feature" that Apple love to force on us so much.
Just to reiterate: I've around 10 email addresses and when hitting reply to an email from any of them, the default email account is being used to reply, regardless of the account the email was sent to.
I'll fill in a bug with Apple.
I'm beginning to think this has something to do with rules. Any mail I haven't set up a rule for seems to be ok, but the mail that I have set up a rule for so it gets recieved into a sub folder to my inbox seems to be problematic. When I reply to this mail, it defualts to the wrong email address. Anyone else experience this?
I have around 8 POP3 email addresses, and some 70 associated aliases. I never use the actual "real" email addresses for sending email, only the alias appropriate to the reply. Basically any company I deal with gets its own custom email address for corresponding with me. That way if I get email purporting to come from BankXYZ, but the email address it is sent to is NOT BankXYZ@mydomain.com, then I know it is fraudulent.
The aliases are included as a comma separated list in my email accounts address. I have email in Mountain Lion set to respond from the mailbox in which mail is received, and select the alias from the dropdown list of mail addresses. In general, this is working at home in Mountain Lion, just like it did in Lion. However I had many issues with these addresses not being sent correctly when travelling with an iPad.
It seems to me that some (many?) popular mail services SMTP are now NOT passing through the reply from addresses they are given by Apple Mail. I am having problems specifically with Gmail, and with the largest ISP in Australia, BigPond (which these days is using Microsoft Live/Hotmail). If I can manage to convince Mail to use my home ISP (iiNet) SMTP while travelling (which often requires some strange security settings to bypass anti-spam attempts), then the reply address passes through correctly.
Count me in on this problem too. I have several work related and other private emails (all POP3 accounts) fetched by my Google Apps account, then served to me through IMAP on different devices, including Mail in Mountion Lion.
Seeing that now whenever I reply to a work related mail (sent to my work email address), Mail will just my standard email account to send my reply from. This is quite annoying.
So far the only workaround I've found is to setup a rule so that when such work-related mails are recieved, they are moved to another inbox that has been setup to use that work-related email address. Unfortunately this means that once the mail has been moved there, it's out of Google Apps and I can no longer access the emails from other devices. But at least I don't have to change sender on every other e-mail I reply to.
This truly annoying!!! I have multiplue email accounts forwarding to iCloud and then rules set to move emails into the correct folder under iCloud. When I reply to a work email, Apple Mail uses my iCloud account. If I didn't have signatures assigned to specific accounts, I woud forget to look as to what account Apple Mail was replying from.
When is Apples going to fix this?
I want Mail to reply to email from the account it was recevied in, Not from iCloud.
Obviously you can set Apple Mail to "Send New Messages from" and select a specific account OR you can select use the currently selected account.
HELP APPLE!! GET THIS FIXED!
Before Mountian Lion - everything worked fine.
I have the same problem, but it only appears when the e-mails that I reply first go to one of the folders (I use many folders with rules); so if I keep the e-mails on the general account inbox, it will reply from the correct "from" account; if the e-mail is in one of the folders, it will automatically change the "from" account to my hotmail account (in this case it's the first account on my inbox list of accounts).
Changing it manually is not practical, and it made me forget that a few times already, which is not good, especially when mixing work and personal e-mails.
This is exactly my point! When I REPLY to a message, the reply From: address should be the same one that the original message was addressed To: !! This is how Mail (and, in fact, ALL email programs I have ever used since the beginning of email times have worked)
I don't want my casual contacts having my work/home email addresses, nor my family adding all 50 of my email addresses to their spam lists for sharing the latest Dilbert cartoon, nor any of the myriad other problems that can arise from inadvertently sharing the "wrong" email addresses with unintended recipients.
I see this as a serious bug. I hope that Apple will too. They tend to only recognize things as such when enough people scream about it. Otherwise the AppleJuggernaut just keeps rolling over us ad infinitum.
PS: Obviously, this is Apple's move to enforce a "One Email Per Person" law of the land. What do you need all those addresses for anyway, if you aren't doing something nefarious? God forbid you use encryption too! :-o (that is a joke, but undoubtedly how many actually feel about email.)
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