[MlMt] Default from address
Benny Kjær Nielsen
mailinglist at freron.com
Tue Oct 4 07:53:25 UTC 2011
On 3 Oct 2011, at 22:06, Steve Hodgson wrote:
> When I send messages with MailMate the 'from' address occasionally
> varies and I've not been able to determine the pattern that governs
> this. Is there a predefined criteria depending on what folder or
> source one starts from?
For new messages (I assume you are not asking about replies) the
identity used for the default From header is based on the currently
selected message and if such a message does not exist then it is based
on the bottom-most message displayed in the outline. This last part is
actually a bug (fixed now) since it should take the sorting of the
outline into account (I have the newest message at the bottom myself).
> Alternatively, is it possible to create a default account to be used?
Not easily. I’m considering changing/improving the behavior of
MailMate in this area, but it is not straightforward how to do this. The
main advantage of the current solution is that if you, for example, is
currently viewing a message from a particular mailing list and then
decide to create a new message to this mailing list, MailMate
automatically uses the identity used for that mailing list (even if the
email address itself is not explicitly given in the account settings).
The disadvantage is that this also happens when you want to create a new
message which is not related to the currently selected message.
The following is a low-level solution which you may find useful until a
better solution exists:
Quit MailMate and then edit the following file:
Change the ordering of the identities such that your preferred identity
is at the top and then save the file. To make sure the file is still
valid you can use the command line utility named `plutil` as follows:
plutil ~/Library/Application Support/MailMate/Identities.plist
It should answer: “Identities.plist: OK”
Now, after restarting MailMate, if you close the main window in MailMate
(or deselect the currently displayed mailbox) before creating a new
message then MailMate should always choose the first identity found.
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