I had an email from a Hawk Wings reader today, asking how to do something that I am surprised to discover I’ve not posted about on Hawk Wings before.
Mail.app offers an optional field in the Compose window for specifying a different Reply-to email address:
This is fine if you only need to do it now and again. But it’s a pain if you want to do this regularly, because you need to enter the email address each time you compose an email.
(Now former?) Mail Team Developer Cricket has created an applescript which will add a form of this header to every email by default. It also lets you add a default bcc: address (useful for quietly copying your emails to Gmail perhaps).
Running the script presents you with a list of options:
Select the Reply-to one and a dialog appears into which you can enter your desired Reply-to address:
Cricket provides another script to undo the change later on if you want to.
The scripts are freeware, unsupported by Apple and available from Cricket’s web site .
A poster on macOSXHints provides some Terminal commands to add a Reply-to or Bcc: email address if you prefer to do things that way.
[Thanks for the prompt, John!]
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Tags: Apple Mail, applescript, Bcc, default reply-to address, GMAIL, mail.app, Terminal, tip