I recently picked up a used Macbook Pro with Lion installed.

There are no other accounts in the native Mail app except my new Gmail one.

However, when I send an email, the "Reply-to" address that the recipient sees is the email address of the previous owner.

I cannot find a way to remove this email address, it is not in the settings of my sole Gmail account. It seems to be registered somewhere in the account info of the Mac.

  • Did you create a new account for yourself or are you using the account the previous owner used already?
    – nohillside
    Nov 1, 2011 at 21:46
  • I created a new account.
    – user5686
    Nov 2, 2011 at 18:54
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    I bet patrix meant creating new user account on system (it's in System Preferences) i.e. not new mail account in Mail.
    – iskra
    Nov 9, 2011 at 0:46

1 Answer 1


Check the "me" card. Open Address Book, go to the "Card" menu, and select "Go to my card". Edit if required. Restart Mail, and send yourself a test email. Check the from address.

Also, I know you've already checked this, but please check again. In Mail.app, go to Preferences, Accounts, and make sure that the email address is set correctly.

  • Unfortunately that did not work : (
    – user5686
    Nov 1, 2011 at 21:33

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