I want Thunderbird to ask what email address I want to use.
September 25, 2008 6:21 PM   Subscribe

Thunderbird: Is there some magical way (plugin? manual tweak?) to have the "from" email account in new messages be blank so I'll have to select it each time I make a new email instead of using the last selected mailbox?

I sometimes accidentally send email from my "professional" firstname.lastname@gmail.com email address when I really should send it from internet.handle@gmail.com.

It's not a huge deal, I'd just rather the fine people of Craigslist not have my full name. And I really hate webmail.
posted by Plug Dub In to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If you select the folder associated with the mailbox you want to use, the Write button will open a new mail with the appropriate outgoing address.

I don't know what you do if you pipe it all into one inbox, though.
posted by dhartung at 10:59 PM on September 25, 2008

If you pipe it all into one inbox, Thunderbird will choose your default SMTP account... if you make this an account that does not work (change the server to; leave a critical piece of information blank), that will stop outgoing mail from actually being sent. After a few days of this, you will probably habitualize the selection of outgoing mail, but keeping the safeguard will prevent those hasty accidental sends.
posted by zachxman at 5:32 AM on September 26, 2008

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