Archived - Mac OS X: Using email aliases in Mail
Mac OS X 10.0, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.4, Mail
Do you have multiple email addresses that are "aliases" to a central email account? If you do, you can configure Mail in Mac OS X so that it can easily get and send email from all of your addresses. Here's how.
Note: An alias email address is an account in which all email sent to it automatically goes to a master email address. This is not the same thing as having different email addresses that aren't automatically tied to a central address.
Important: Do not use these steps for .Mac email aliases. Mail will automatically retrieve email from any aliased .Mac email account. When composing a new message to send, .Mac aliases are available from the Account pop-up menu in the compose window.
- In Mail, choose Preferences from the Mail menu.
- Click Accounts.
- Select your master account (the one to which email from your alias addresses gets sent).
- Click Account Information and in the Email Address field, add all of the account's associated alias addresses, each separated by a comma.
- Save your changes.
Now when you get email, Mail will collect messages sent to your alias accounts (along with email sent to your master account), and put it all in a single Inbox. You can also send email from any alias account by choosing the desired address from the Account pop-up menu in a new message window.