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Many of my contacts have multiple email addresses stored in Contacts.app. If I compose an email in Mail.app using a group as the recipient, then for every person in this group who has more than one address, it will pick one automatically. What logic is used to choose the address?

The same thing happens if I drag one of these contacts into Mail.app as a recipient. I know I can click on the recipient name and choose an address from the drop-down list, but I want to know how to set the default "priority" address.

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  • I don't know, but I suspect that Mail chooses the email address which first listed on the Contacts card. – David Jul 23 '18 at 4:39
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    In Contacts you can go to "Edit > Edit Distribution List", then select a group and click on the email you want to use as default. Bold email addresses, addresses, or telephone numbers will be used. – Redarm Jul 24 '18 at 14:49
  • Thanks, @Redarm. I didn't know about that functionality. – David Jul 25 '18 at 21:30
  • @Redarm this is the answer, thanks! I think David is right that the default is the first listed in Contacts. – Elliott Jul 26 '18 at 4:25

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