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Alternative solution in Panther (Mail.app v1.3.11)
Authored by: jbreazeale on May 20, '05 11:21:32PM

I didn't know about this hint until just now. I was able to achieve a similar result by setting up multiple accounts. My wife has only one real e-mail account but has a couple personalities (roles) for cases where the e-mail is being sent to a particular audience. Mail.app will not accept the same Incoming Mail Server (IMS), so I initially set the IMS in the Mail.app preferences so a unique/bogus name that was unique per role. This was pretty good but sometimes incoming messages were received in triplicate (real account plus two roles). I changed the User Name in the Mail.app preferences so each of those was also unique. After this all incoming mail was received without duplicates.

Here's the above in an example. Assuming the main mail account is based on a IMS/User Name of joel/pop.server.com then the my initial set of roles were based upon joel1/pop1.server.com and joel/pop2.server.com. This created duplicates, so I settled upon using IMS/User Names of joel1/pop1.server.com and joel2/pop2.server.com.

When messages are composed a drawdown list is presented so the correct account can be chosen.

I haven't tried the command-delimited list suggestion, so I don't know if this is the better of the two. I'll try out the alternative and will let you know. The alternative does seem to be less of a hack.



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Alternative solution in Panther (Mail.app v1.3.11)
Authored by: jbreazeale on May 20, '05 11:28:19PM

I tried the alternative. It's definately less of a hack. My alternative may provide the advantage of giving the user the ability to vary the outgoing full name text.

[I should also reiterate that the personality accounts I mentioned earlier also had e-mail checking turned off.]



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