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Use spell check and email aliases in .Mac's webmail Internet
I went to compose a new message in my .Mac webmail recently and found a new icon: Spell Check. In .Mac Mail's preferences are a number of language dicationaries to choose from but no custom dictionaries. Also, prefs has a checkbox to enable auto spell check when sending.

While in Preferences, I also found an Email Aliases feature under the Accounts tab. Pretty cool. Set one up for myself. I can give that alias when signing up for stuff when I suspect they might sell my address. I could also create an alias that I give to just friends/family. Great feature.

Looks like new .Mac account features rumored elsewhere for later release are starting to trickle in.
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Mail alias
Authored by: mark hunte on Aug 02, '04 02:07:52PM

Hey thanks for the Alias tip.
I use the same feature in yahoo. Having it on my Dot Mac account is great.

I did notice after trying for 5mins, that The names you use all seem to need a number at the end ??

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Mail alias
Authored by: iSierra on Aug 02, '04 08:17:52PM

It doesn´t have to end with a number, that´s another name you could use, as the one you´ve chosen to be yours is already taken.

Thanks for the e-mail addresses tip, hope they increase the storage now :)



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Mail alias
Authored by: rmessnerjr on Aug 03, '04 04:49:32PM

Mine didn't have to end in a number either. Probably necessary, as was stated in an earlier reply, when the alias you chose was already in use as an alias or .Mac acct name. That'll always be the case.

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Use spell check and email aliases in .Mac's webmail
Authored by: hoverfrog on Aug 04, '04 08:54:36AM

anyone know if it's possible to send from a .mac alias using Mail, or is it just when web-based?



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send a request for aliases in Mail
Authored by: edalytical on Aug 08, '04 12:39:59AM
I don't think there is a way, so I sent the mail team a request. Here is what I said:

Dear Mac OS X Mail Team,

Mac OS X Mail needs to work with .Mac mail aliases. I hope the Mail team is already working on this feature for 10.3.5. At present I can't think of a single feature that would be as valuable to me and all other Mail and .Mac users. This is a must have feature. If it isn't already planed for 10.3.5 please consider including it.

Sincerely,
edalytical

I think everyone should send a request, you can use the form at: http://www.apple.com/macosx/feedback/

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Use spell check and email aliases in .Mac's webmail
Authored by: BSS on Aug 09, '04 12:29:05PM

Yes, you can use an email client like Apple Mail to send out emails from your email aliases address.

You have to setup POP or IMAP (not .Mac because it's your main account) account. Just that the incoming and outgoing info are the as your main .Mac account.



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Use spell check and email aliases in .Mac's webmail
Authored by: BSS on Aug 09, '04 01:15:14PM
Use spell check and email aliases in .Mac's webmail
Authored by: hoverfrog on Aug 10, '04 08:57:58AM

many thanks!

Just one thing - instead of:
9. User Name: username@mac.com

it should be:
9. User Name: username



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Use spell check and email aliases in .Mac's webmail
Authored by: cooco007 on Dec 10, '08 01:43:38AM
thanks for the Alias tip. I use the same feature in yahoo. it is great.

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