I want to compose an e-mail from my Mail Application on my desktop. I have two e-mail addresses. How do I select one, or make sure, that the email is being sent from one e-mail address and not the other? I'm not replying to anyone, I'm composing a new e-mail.


I'm attaching the form field, it doesn't show an option to select which e-mail address to send the email from?enter image description here

When I click the box next to [email protected], my other email address doesn't show?

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What is shown in the top part of the Mail app can be customised

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Click on the box I highlighted and choose Customise. You will get a list of fields to show.

One of them is the From fields which is the one you want. Strictly with well behaved mail clients and users the Reply-To is really more relevant as that is the one a reply will be sent to However I find that some correspondants don't use it - I don't know why.

  • How do I customize it so it shows "From [email protected]"?
    – user65743
    Commented May 14, 2014 at 14:14
  • The From field will allow you to choose from all your accounts
    – mmmmmm
    Commented May 14, 2014 at 14:16
  • I'm sorry, there's no option where you say it is? I'm attaching a screen shot.
    – user65743
    Commented May 14, 2014 at 16:00
  • I figured it out. I have to click on the e-mails own individual inbox to get the email address to appear as the "from".
    – user65743
    Commented May 14, 2014 at 16:27

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