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Use Mail's signature as a sending account reminder Apps
I have too many email accounts: a few with my ISP, one .Mac, and a few with my web hosting service. Some are used for web business, others for support email, and others for personal email. When I create a New email, Mail picks up the account for the currently highlighted message in my inbox. More often than not this is the wrong account. Worse, I only think to check it after sending.

By adding a reminder line ("Double Check The Account!") at the top of my Signature, any New, Reply, or Forwarded email will have a built-in reminder for me to make sure the email is being sent from the correct account. After I set the account, I delete the reminder line from the email and type away.
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Use Mail's signature as a sending account reminder
Authored by: johnmax on Mar 08, '04 11:01:35AM

If you only have a few accounts, like a work account and a few personal accounts, note that Mail's Composing preference "Mark addresses not in this domain:" doesn't just mark addresses you're sending to. It also turns your From address red if it's not in the specified domain.

This makes it much clearer when you are and are not sending from the right account at work, which is often the most important case.

John Platte
NIKA Consulting



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Use Mail's signature as a sending account reminder
Authored by: Puzo on Mar 08, '04 11:04:00AM

You may want to check out the little plugin MailEnhancer that will allow you to match signatures to accounts. While I am on it, it has two other nifty features, as well.

It's at http://home.insightbb.com/~n9yty1/MailEnhancer/

P.S. I am not affiliated with that thing in any way - just making you aware of it. Enjoy.



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Use Mail's signature as a sending account reminder
Authored by: markuswarren on Mar 08, '04 01:23:12PM

ooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh! I'm going to check that out!

I have been rather embarassed in the past to send work related email out using my personal email account, not good.

Why oh why can't mail simply have an "default signature for this account" option? would be much more useful.



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Use Mail's signature as a sending account reminder
Authored by: JohnnyMnemonic on Mar 08, '04 07:36:16PM

That's a sweet little appication; I didn't know you could write the Mail.app's toolbar like that. Useful. Unfortunately, the README is in fact unreadable; do you know who to contact regarding this util? I didn't see contact info anywhere on his site...



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MailEnhancer broken?
Authored by: rodl2 on Mar 10, '04 02:49:50AM

After reading your post, I downloaded & installed MailEnhancer via the included Applescript for 10.3. It appears to be working at the default settings, but I have no preference icon anywhere in Mail. I've

Since the author of MailEnhancer has remained anonymous, I was wondering if you might be able to help. How do I uninstall it? Can i just throw away the folder it made in the Bundles folder?



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MailEnhancer broken?
Authored by: marklark on Mar 10, '04 09:45:43AM

It may be that you can't see that it is installed.

It gets put last - at the far right - and you need to enlarge the Mail Preferences dialog window.



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MailEnhancer broken?
Authored by: rodl2 on Mar 11, '04 11:43:10PM

I resized the prefs window to the whole width of my screen & still didn't have an icon for it.

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MailEnhancer broken?
Authored by: Puzo on Mar 15, '04 12:12:40PM
just double-checking: did you enable bundles? you need to write in terminal the following (you might need to switch to root):
defaults write com.apple.mail EnableBundles YES
defaults write com.apple.mail BundleCompatibilityVersion 1
all instrucitons are available at the site: http://home.insightbb.com/~n9yty1/MailEnhancer/

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MailEnhancer broken?
Authored by: rodl2 on Mar 21, '04 12:15:53PM

actually, turns out i needed to delete my prefs, now it works fine. thanks for your help

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"He who limps still walks." -Stanislaw Lec

"If it moves and it shouldn't, use duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40." --CC



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Use Mail's signature as a sending account reminder
Authored by: TokyoJimu on Mar 09, '04 03:35:53AM

How does one change the From: line in Mail? I've been trying to find a way to do this for ages, but no Help searches or Usenet searches have located this valuable information for me. What's the secret?

Thanks.



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Use Mail's signature as a sending account reminder
Authored by: nat5an on Mar 09, '04 07:52:02AM

Well, I don't know if it's possible to change the From: line in a single given message, but if you go under your Account preferences, you can change the "Email address" and the "Full Name" to be whatever you'd like. This will alter the From: header that Mail puts on your outgoing message. However, your SMTP server may or may not like it if you spoof certain email address (especially .mil domain).



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Use Mail's signature as a sending account reminder
Authored by: stonemtn on Mar 09, '04 08:03:01AM

You must first have more than one account created in Mails Account Preferences. Once you do, there should be a drop-down menu for "Account" at the bottom of the header fields of any new email composition.

Stonemtn



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Use Mail's signature as a sending account reminder
Authored by: network23 on Mar 09, '04 11:56:53AM

Are you sure about this? I'm not in a position to check, but this might work...

I've read elsewhere that you can specify multiple email addresses in a single account. Just go to Account Preferences, select your account, and you can add more addresses to the Email Address field, separated by a comma.

If you do this, it might activate the email dropdown in the compose window, allowing you to choose from the emails you added to your account.

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Use Mail's signature as a sending account reminder
Authored by: Simon Woodward on May 23, '07 12:09:33AM

This is quite neat, but what I am looking for is a script or plug-in that allows customisation of the 'Automatically cc/bcc' address in Composing Tab of Mail's preferences. Currently it will only send to "myself", whereas I would like to send to another address called filing' from where my secretary can electronically file the message in a project folder. I tried inserting the filing address as an extra sending account, but to get the default 'Bcc myself' to become filing, I have to send from that account, when I want to send and receive replies in my own account.

Another 'feature' I ahve been looking for is the ability to right-click in an email for a pop-up menu allowing me to insert my selected signature at that location, not necessarily at the begining or end of the email as provided by Mail's preferences.

Anyone know of ant solutions to these wishes?



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Auto-selection
Authored by: MattHaffner on Mar 09, '04 11:40:30AM

In addition to auto-selecting based on your From, I'd like Mail to be able to select one based on who I'm sending To. I use the same address for work and public lists, and I'd love if my sig changed automatically when I was sending to one of the public lists I use. I have to remember to do it manually right now.



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