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Haunted by MobileMe! (Mail oddly defaulting to @me.com address)
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andi*pandi
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Aug 2, 2020, 09:55 PM
 
Running mail on osx 10.12.6 Sierra, and lately have noticed that sometimes my From email address defaults to @me.com instead of @mac.com. I check in mail preferences >icloud, and sure enough it's set to @me, although I have never actually used that address they gave us, nor the icloud one. I have reset it to .mac several times but have noticed when sending mail it will suddenly start using the .me account again... check preferences and sure enough, @me is selected again. Now I have email bouncing back because people don't have @me.com in their address books, accounts, etc.

WTF.

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Aug 3, 2020, 07:44 AM
 
Have you looked in Sys Prefs > Internet Accounts to see if a .Me account is listed?
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andi*pandi  (op)
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Aug 3, 2020, 10:07 AM
 
There is just the one icloud instance.
     
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Aug 3, 2020, 10:42 AM
 
How about You > Library > Mail > V2? Any .Me instances there?
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andi*pandi  (op)
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Aug 3, 2020, 12:37 PM
 
nope (it's v4 for me, but still nope)
     
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Aug 3, 2020, 03:32 PM
 
Then, it's obviously ghosts.
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Aug 3, 2020, 03:57 PM
 
Ghosts who want me to update my os.
     
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Aug 3, 2020, 07:35 PM
 
Those would be the shadow people. Evil things.
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Aug 6, 2020, 09:39 AM
 
In Mojave, the default outgoing account is set in "Composing" in Mail's preferences. One setting on the drop-down is "Automatically select best account." Mine is set that way, and it seems to do well in picking the right account - apparently based on the "to" address I enter.

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Aug 9, 2020, 08:44 AM
 
I'm on Sierra, but have that same dropdown option. It's set to my .mac email.

It's possible some people send emails to @me... maybe that triggers a swap?
     
   
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