• I send an email.
  • I wait some days, and I receive no response (the recipient never replies). I now wish to send a follow-up email.
  • I locate the first email I sent (either by searching or scrolling, in either my "sent" folder or "all mail", doesn't matter, same outcome).
  • I click the reply button or hit cmdr (doesn't matter, same outcome).
  • I compose a second message.
  • I click send.


  • My second email should go to my recipient.

Unexpected outcome:

  • My second email is sent to myself instead.

I'm new to Apple macOS Mail app. I'm more familiar with Gmail, but I recently switched to free my email from my web browser. However, I don't understand why anyone would want this behavior, and I'm hoping there's a way to fix it that I've not found.


In troubleshooting after the comments below, it seems this problem occurs only for ignored emails sent before I switched from Gmail web app to Apple Mail app. I guess that's good news (in that eventually the problem should become irrelevant the longer I use Mail app), but why should this even occur?


  • Mail app version 12.4
  • macOS version 10.14.4 (Mojave)
  • When you say you click reply, is this on the email in the Sent folder? Because when I do that, it creates a new email to the original recipient. (Same versions of Mail and OS) – James Random Apr 25 '19 at 20:36
  • "I receive no response." What type of response are you looking for? You will not get a response email unless the receiver sends you a reply. – historystamp Apr 25 '19 at 21:31
  • When I wrote "I receive no response", I mean I sent the email, waited a week, and the recipient never replied. I'm trying to send a follow-up email. – 2540625 Apr 25 '19 at 22:47
  • Whether I locate the message in "Sent" or "All Mail", and whether I reply by clicking the reply button or hitting command-r, makes no difference. – 2540625 Apr 25 '19 at 22:50
  • You could try Reply All. That should generate an email addressed to both you and the original recipient. You can then delete your email address. – James Random Apr 26 '19 at 19:26

You should check the recipient/ To email address if that mention your name then it will come on to your email address.

  • I shouldn't have to check the to/cc/bcc fields. The reasonable expectation for reply is to populate "to" with the other party. I'd like to know why this fails. – 2540625 Apr 26 '19 at 20:33
  • The best way to get of this issue is to remove the email account from mail and set it up again. This will resolve the issue. – Priti Rathod Apr 28 '19 at 20:13

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