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Permanently add Reply To headers in Mail.app
Authored by: chrisale on Jun 01, '06 12:35:42PM

I've been trying to consolidate accounts like this and still be able to send messages with the proper "Reply-To" headers as well. (Now that Gmail has such great support for Calendars, and support for Exchange and iCal and the rest, I'm trying to move everything to Gmail... anyway).

Now that everything is forwarded to my GMail account... I simply use POP in Mail.app to download new messags (Gmail automatically archives them).

To setup reply-tos correctly... without actually having any other mail accounts cluttering Mail.app, I've created "fake" Mail accounts.

For each account that I want to be able to set a "Reply-to", I create a new POP account. I include my proper name, and the reply address for the account. BUT, I put in bogus information for the "incoming" server. This is so that Mail never actually downloads email... cuz we don't want it to.

Then I put in proper sending server settings for the account (as if you were setting it up normally) and that's it.

Now, when I compose a message, I can select the "Account" I want to "send" from using the familiar dropdown in the New message window.

Yet, the fake accounts are all offline, because they can't, and won't connect to the server.

Perfect!

Chris



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Permanently add Reply To headers in Mail.app
Authored by: sjk on Jun 01, '06 05:09:27PM
I don't understand why you're using "fake" accounts instead of adding additional addresses to your primary account and selecting the one you want from the Account pop-up menu (documented in Mac OS X: Using email aliases in Mail). That's closer to "perfect" for me than creating a bunch of extra "fake" accounts. :-)

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