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andrew's avatar

Is there any way to "send mail as" from mail.app?

Asked by andrew (16358points) September 27th, 2007

I’m transitioning from Gmail to mail.app, but I really need to be able to send mail from a different address… is there any way to hack that?

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sferik's avatar

I believe you can change your email address Mail > Preferences > Accounts > Account Information.

samkusnetz's avatar

to begin with, mail supports multiple accounts. so you can create an account that is set to never check its mail, and then compose mail from that account.

but furthermore, you can check and send your gmail through mail.app… so that could work too…

bpeoples's avatar

One caveat is if you are using gmail’s servers, you cannot use a different “from” address than the gmail account you’re logging in with.

So if I’m logging in as fluther at gmail dot com, I cannot send mail from jelly at gmail dot com (or jelly at fluther dot com), and if I try gmail will simply replace my adddress with the one I logged in as.

snej's avatar

IIRC, in the “Email Address” field of the account information pane in prefs, you can enter multiple comma-separated email addresses. Then when sending you can choose any of them from the From pop-up.

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