How to set default email address in mac address book

Claude Flener Claude Flener. I just had the same question as MacsBaine and your answer was very helpful.

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This is my problem also. The solution is not in group mails. The problem is with individual contacts with multiple emails. I should be able to identify a default email that the mail program uses. It does not use the first in the list nor is there a way I am aware of to identify default email address.

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How to set a default email account on Mac [Video Tutorial]

Mac App Store Speciality level out of ten: And then proceed as above. It seems to have worked for me. Good luck srb.

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Mac How to change the email addresses for individual contacts in a group

The Mac default is to use the Mail app, but you can change the default to Outlook. On the General tab, in Default email reader , select Microsoft Outlook. Add an email account to Outlook. A list of your accounts is in the left pane of the Accounts dialog box, and the default account is first in the list.

On the Action pop-up menu , click Set as Default. If you have configured multiple POP accounts, messages will be sent from the account that is currently selected, or the default account. To change the account from which a message is sent, select an account on the From pop-up menu in the email message.

If you have added only one account to Outlook, the From pop-up menu is not available.


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When you forward or reply to a message, Outlook uses the account to which the original message was sent. To change this preference, on the Outlook menu, click Preferences , and then under E-mail , click Composing. Select the account that you want to make the default account.

This is a simple trick can should improve erroneous email sending in the Mac OS X Mail app, give it a try. Want to see some more great Mail app tricks?

Set an account as the default in Outlook for Mac

Enjoy this tip? Subscribe to the OSXDaily newsletter to get more of our great Apple tips, tricks, and important news delivered to your inbox! Enter your email address below:. Back in The feature was dumbed down for Yosemite and onward. That removed clutter as well as ambiguity. Pretty slick, too bad they pulled that code. I can add: Mail desperately needs a myriad of bug fixes….

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Works perfect for composing mails, thanks. But … how to show in received messages? Which is a pain in my work environment.