I have a few email addresses in the dropdown list of Senders (i.e., my own email addresses that I send mail From) which are obsolete. One of them includes the string "4Q2delist@mac.com" which I never had as part of any email address.

Anyway, I want to delete these outdated email addresses from this list. NOTE: the list I am referring to is not the "recent recipients" list - it's the list of my own email addresses.

Does anyone know how to do this, or know what "4Q2delist" means, or where this file (presumably a property list) is located?

I'm on OS X Yosemite 10.10.4, Mail 8.2. Removing aliases in iCloud didn't do anything.

  • OS X and mail app versions please! – Jaime Santa Cruz Aug 14 '15 at 20:58
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10.4, Mail 8.2 I'm referring to the dropdown list that comes from the "From:" line when you start a new email. It has 10 different items in it. How can I edit this thing - I only have 2 actual dot-mac (iCloud) addresses? Removing aliases in iCloud didn't do anything. – Harold Aug 16 '15 at 14:40

In Mail.app go to Preferences → Accounts → Alias

Then select Edit Aliases in the drop down list:

It should take you to icloud.com mail settings where you can edit them all:

  • Where would Alias be? I can't find it on the route you suggest. Is it iCloud specific maybe? – Jaime Santa Cruz Aug 15 '15 at 2:40
  • Check the image I edited in. – eethirteenzz Aug 15 '15 at 11:29
  • Great! As I don't use iCloud for mail, I haven't seen it before. – Jaime Santa Cruz Aug 15 '15 at 11:49
  • Those aliases that have the string "4q2delist" added before .mac, .me, and .iCloud are impossible to get rid of. I searched for them in Terminal, found a few emails that had them, nuked those, then found a plist that had them, removed them from that, then locked the plist, and Mail STILL has those in there. Those 3 aliases do NOT appear in the "Edit Aliases" list in iCloud Mail, so that is not a way to delete them. NOTE: all 3 of these rogue aliases are on my secondary Apple email account (extra $10 per year I think). – Harold Aug 29 '15 at 21:32
  • I've edited the main answer with more details, have you tried that? – eethirteenzz Sep 2 '15 at 12:20

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