I have multiple user accounts under mail and more often than I'd like I send an email from the wrong account. I know it is possible to put a default account, but I would like a way to make me sure I am checking the account I am using before I can send the email, like leaving it "blank". Is there an app around doing something similar to that?

  • Are you asking about OS X or iOS? If your question is about OS X: In the Composing tab of Preference, you can specify the account you want to use for sending new messages. In addition to different accounts, you also have another choice which is Account of selected mailbox; which basically means that when you click on the compose button, the app chooses your current account as the sender. The current account is the one that perhaps you were reading an email from it.
    – NEO
    Commented Nov 16, 2015 at 23:31

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I would add this as a comment instead of an answer if I had enough reputation.

An untested dirty solution might be to add another mail account with incorrect login info (so you can't actually send mail from it), and set this account to be the default account for sending new messages (see NEO's comment).

This way, if you forget to change the sending account, it will fail to send (it'll get stuck in your Outbox, I believe; obviously not the ideal solution if you don't think you would notice this!)

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