I’m on a few e-mail mailing lists, and I’ve noticed that Mail, in OS X 10.8, has been doing something odd. Generally, if you have multiple e-mail accounts, when you reply to a message, your reply uses the same account the message was sent to. But I’ve been finding that Mail does not correctly choose the account, and have seen a number of messages bouncing because the selected account is not a member of the mailing lists.
There is a setting in Mail’s Composing preferences where you choose which account to use for new messages, but this shouldn’t affect replies.
I have seen, however, that this is the case, both with mailing lists, and with other e-mails I’ve received. Mail seems to want to apply that account to replies as well as new messages, which is clearly wrong.
So, it looks like you may need to check twice for every single e-mail you send, if you have multiple accounts, and if it’s important to send or not send certain messages with certain accounts. You can do this by looking at the From popup menu when you’re sending or replying to an e-mail. But this is a very serious annoyance, and I hope this gets fixed.
It seems that I’m not alone; there are a few threads on Apple’s support forums (including this one) where other people are reporting the same issue.Posted: 8/2/2012 by kirk | Filed under: Apple & Mac OS X | Tags: Mac OS X, troubleshooting | 8 Comments »