How To: Set up multiple FROM addresses in Mail.app

It's no secret that I really, REALLY prefer Apple's default Mail.app application in OSX over any other email program; however, there's one feature that I have often missed from Mail – the ability to set up different "from" email addresses, sometimes called "personalities".

For example, I have a Gmail account and my own domain. Sometimes I would prefer to send from my domain email account, while other times I would prefer to have my "From" address represented as Google mail.

As fate would have it, Mail does support sending email from multiple email accounts. Here's how to set it up:

  1. Open Mail and choose Mail > Preferences.
  2. Click Accounts.
  3. Select an account.
  4. Enter all your addresses in the email address field, separated by commas. For example, webmaster@example.org, sales@example.org, support@example.org.
  5. Close the Preferences window and click Save in the message that appears.

Now when you create a new email, you will be able to select a From address to choose the address you want the email to appear to be from.

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