Since I upgraded to El Capitan the Mail.app was upgraded also (to version 9.2) and the ability to re-order accounts was disappeared. Now I cannot move accounts in the preferences. preferences

Who knows is there any configuration plist to resolve this issue manually?

  • I thought I had found such a thing at ~/Library/Mail/V2/MailData/Accounts.plist…except that the order there was not the order of the accounts in Mail. ¯\ _(ツ)_/¯
    – Calion
    Nov 22, 2019 at 21:23

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If you delete the accounts from Mail.app and then add them back in the order you want them to be in, it will save the order. There is currently no way to manually change the order after the accounts have been created within Mail.

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    But you can in the Mail.app move the order of the accounts around - e.g. under the inbox section. Aug 22, 2016 at 18:15
  • But that doesn’t change the order of the accounts that you see when you right-click on a message and select Move To.
    – Calion
    Nov 22, 2019 at 21:15

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