Apple Mail for Yosemite - Changing Your Default Account

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Whenever you compose a new message, your e-mail software will automatically select the e-mail address from which the message will be sent. If you have set up more than one address, then new mail will normally be sent from the oldest account (referred to as the default account). While you will have the option to change the sending e-mail address while you are composing the new message, you may prefer to automatically send new messages from a different account.

The following steps will assist you in changing your default account in Apple Mail:

1. Open Apple Mail.

2. From the menu, click on Mail, followed by Preferences.

3. Click on the Composing icon.

4. Locate the Send new messages from drop-down field (located under the Addressing heading).

5. You will have the option to choose a specific e-mail address or you can select Account of selected mailbox (this means that your sending address will be that of the account you are currently viewing).

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