In Apple Mail, is there a way to make the "From" address blank so that you are forced to select and outgoing mail server each time you create a new message. I keep sending from the wrong address!!

  • Well, if you want to use the right send from server, there is way to do that, BUT it is not variable, it will be always the same server.
    – Ruskes
    Mar 17, 2014 at 16:37
  • Ya, that doesn't really solve my problem thought because when I create new messages it auto selects the last mail server I used.
    – jwerre
    Mar 17, 2014 at 16:42
  • You are right, it selects the current server you are in (the message is in), but if you want to use another server automagicaly it is possible :)
    – Ruskes
    Mar 17, 2014 at 16:46

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I do not know how make and use "none" in the from field that will remind you to select the correct sending server but:

You can set up the default sending server that is going to be the default from now on.

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Send new message from

, change to the server of your choice.

Remember all emails from now on will go out from that server, regardless in which server you received them.

  • This changed the default server the OP wants to be forced to choose one when sending - so he does not want at all to "Remember all emails from now on will go out from that server," He knows that setting the server name here does that
    – mmmmmm
    Mar 17, 2014 at 17:02
  • You are welcome, I faced same forgetting it problem as well till it was to late when I saw I used the wrong server :(
    – Ruskes
    Mar 17, 2014 at 17:06

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