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10.4: Add unique names to .Mac aliases via AppleScript Apps
If you were looking to add unique names to each of your .Mac aliases, you probably stumbled upon an older hint here. However, directly editing plist files can be a little scary, and can result in corrupting Mail's preference file. The same result can be achieved much easier using this AppleScript -- no need to manually edit any files.

The script works for me on 10.4.6 -- you probably should make a backup of ~/Library -> Preferences -> com.apple.mail.plist before running the script nevertheless...

[robg adds: This worked for me, too, but only after I quit and relaunched Mail (it was running when I tried the script). The script tells you this isn't required, but I found it didn't work unless I did.]
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10.4: Add unique names to .Mac aliases via AppleScript
Authored by: sjonke on Jun 07, '06 08:18:02AM

I don't understand what this does. I set a name for my .mac alias. Where is this name suppose to show up?

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10.4: Add unique names to .Mac aliases via AppleScript
Authored by: aamann on Jun 07, '06 08:53:29AM

You should see the full name in the popup list you select the sending account from in Mail:

Alias Name <alias@mac.com>
Another Alias <alias2@mac.com>



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10.4: Add unique names to .Mac aliases via AppleScript
Authored by: aamann on Jun 07, '06 08:51:38AM

Ooops, my bad - the dialog at the end of the script is supposed to read "You need ..." instead of "No need ..." - one of these typos the spell checker doesn't catch ;-)

Rob - can you maybe fix this? Thanks!

Andreas



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