How to Change the Default Email Address in Mail on Your Mac

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Apple's Mail app is my email client of choice, but using multiple email accounts on it has brought me to the same frustrating issue: sending email from the wrong account.

How to Change the Default Sender Address in Mail on Your Mac

Mail often thinks you want to respond from the account that a message want sent to, or from the first account you added to a machine. Fortunately, there's a way to fix this. 

1. After opening Mail, click Mail in the Menu bar.1520020004286

2. Click Preferences.1520019985884

3. Click Composing.1520019955614

4. Click "Automatically select best account."1520019938017

5. Select an address.

How to Change the Default Sender Address in Mail on Your Mac

Your new emails will now be sent from that address!

How to Change the Default Sender Address in Mail on Your Mac

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Henry T. Casey
Henry T. Casey,
After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.
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  • kevin pederson Says:

    How do I disable Mail from opening at all on my Mac? I'm tired of it flying open every time I try to copy an email address from the web or an Excel spreadsheet. I don't use Mail at all and would uninstall it, if I knew I could re-install if I ever needed to start using it. www.outlooktechnicalsupportnumbers.com/forgot-outlook-password/

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