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I have a few email accounts set up in Mail. One of them is my email address. At some point (maybe after I switched to iCloud), Mail started including the address in the list of potential from: addresses. Is there any way to convince it to not include the address? I don't ever want to use it.


Sorry, I may have been unclear. I want to continue using the address. I just don't want the address in the popup list or to have Mail automatically enter it in the From field when I create a new message.

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If it were me, I'd simply remove the account. Is that not an option for you? – ephsmith Jul 10 '12 at 4:12
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Actually, if you just want to remove the "@me" from the "from" drop down when creating an email (I found this excruciatingly annoying), go to Preferences, Account Information, and then in the Email Address field, delete the "@me" address, so that only your cool .Mac is in there.

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GET OUT!! What f**ed-up mental block did I have that kept me from trying that? I'm so happy to give you your first accepted answer. – SSteve Sep 6 '12 at 22:13

Go to Mail's Preferences / Accounts / Advanced and deselect the Activate this account checkbox. This should do the trick.

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You need to restart Mail for this to take effect. – SlavaSt May 18 at 4:39

If you want to completely remove the account and all associated data from your hard drive.

Go to: Mail > Preferences

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In the tab choose Accounts:

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Chose your .me account:

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Here you can remove it with the - button

Then in the popup simply choose to remove:

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This is a long shot, but maybe try this:

  • In your iCloud account preferences in Mail, click on the ""Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)" menu
  • Choose "Edit SMTP Server List"
  • Add a server for
  • Use default ports
  • Set Authentication to "password" and enter your username and password
  • Choose the server you just set up as the server for your account

That setup works for me to send from instead of, but I'm not sure if that's because it was somehow grandfathered in or not. Curious to know if it works for you.

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