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April 29, 2008 3:52 PM   Subscribe question. Two email addresses. I want to reply from address X, whether the original email came to address X or Y. I want this to be automatic.

Migrating dear old dad from AOL. Want to set up mail so that he never replies from AOL again, hoping that over the course of a year or so, very few people still use the AOL address. I know you can select the account to reply from, but I want the machine to do it automatically because dad, frankly, cant be trusted.
posted by provocateur to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
what mail program is he using?
posted by Mr_Chips at 3:58 PM on April 29, 2008

Er, I think he may be using ""?
posted by AmbroseChapel at 4:07 PM on April 29, 2008

LOL, my bad...
posted by Mr_Chips at 4:11 PM on April 29, 2008

Preferences -> Composing -> Send new mail from: Your Dad
posted by Project F at 4:27 PM on April 29, 2008

Can you have AOL forward all email to the new address? That way, you'd only have to configure for the one address and he would always be using the non-AOL email account.
posted by paperzach at 4:31 PM on April 29, 2008

If your dad has more than one account, Project F's solution might not always work; if you hit reply, Mail will use the adress that the initial sender used by default, but you can change it manually. I'd rather recommend you go in
Mail --> Preferences --> Accounts. Verify that all your all the Email Adresses show the adress you want your dad to use. It does not matter if the actual email account is different; Mail uses the infos at the bottom to connect to the server. Then whatever the account used is, the adress shown will always be the same.
posted by ddaavviidd at 4:36 PM on April 29, 2008

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