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Keyboard shortcuts for outgoing e-mail accounts work again in Mountain Lion System 10.8
This is definitely hint-worthy. One of the really great features that I missed in Lion is back in Mountain Lion. Originally described in this hint, you can set keyboard shortcuts for outgoing e-mail accounts.

Go to the Keyboard pane of System Preferences, then click on Application Shortcuts. Click on the + icon, and choose Mail from the Application menu. Then, enter the exact name of your account as it appears in the From popup menu when you create a new message. It will look like this:
First_name Last_name <my_email@my_host>
Make sure to include the angle brackets, and put a space before the first one. Choose a shortcut -- I chose Command-Option-Control and a letter for each account -- then click Add.

To use this, create a new message in Mail. If the default account isn't the one you want, just press your shortcut to set the message to go from a different account. You can set shortcuts for all you accounts, or merely one or two, if you have a lot.
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Keyboard shortcuts for outgoing e-mail accounts work again in Mountain Lion
Authored by: apenstaartje on Jul 25, '12 09:05:44AM

So we're now paying for bug fixes?
I've reported several issues, at least I hope they're fixed in this little cat...



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Keyboard shortcuts for outgoing e-mail accounts work again in Mountain Lion
Authored by: shapiro on Jul 26, '12 01:10:05AM

This was actually fixed in Lion 10.7.4



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Keyboard shortcuts for outgoing e-mail accounts work again in Mountain Lion
Authored by: apenstaartje on Jul 26, '12 03:59:08AM

Hmm it still doesn't work for me with 10.7.4...



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Keyboard shortcuts for outgoing e-mail accounts work again in Mountain Lion
Authored by: theKiwi on Aug 17, '12 08:02:41PM

It's not working for me in Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 either. I do notice that when I save a shortcut in the specified format, and close System Preferences, when I open back up to the Keyboard Shortcuts each of the lines has a > at the start of it. So

>Roger Moffat <xxxxx@yyyyy.zzzzz>

Deleting the > and saving and they just come back again next time I open the keyboard shortcuts pane.

I have been unable to figure out how to get this to work in Lion.



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