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#1 cherimoe

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 02:05 PM

Please know I am not Windows bashing...just trying to understand how this works.

 

Using the native Mail app on my Mac, when creating a new mail message I can change what account I want to send from simply by choosing the account from a drop down menu. Does Windows 10 have this functionality? I can't see a way to switch the account if I accidentally create a new mail message while using a different account. Thanks for you help!

 

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 02:20 PM

What client are you using on Windows 10?



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Posted 06 July 2018 - 04:41 PM

As null__ has implied, this is a function of the e-mail client, not the operating system.

 

Under Windows in general the usual behavior in an e-mail client that works with multiple accounts is:

 

       1.  If you are replying from the unified inbox the reply will have the From: address of the account to which the original message was sent.

 

       2.  If you are creating a new message from the unified inbox the default account will be used in the From: field.  Some clients will let you select another account if the default is not the account that you wish to send from.  If the client does not, see step 3.

 

       3.  If you are in any account inbox other than the unified inbox the From: will be the e-mail account for the inbox one is viewing.


Edited by britechguy, 06 July 2018 - 04:41 PM.

Brian  AKA  Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 12:03 PM

I want to attach a screenshot...but apparently this is beyond my pay grade. Is there any way to attach an image file that doesn't reside on the web somewhere? I have tried "Paste from Word" and "Paste" but neither option pastes the screenshot in. Sorry in advance for what is probably a totally ridiculous question.



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 01:33 PM

Hit the "More Reply Options" button at the bottom right of the quick compose area to bring up the full editor.

 

If a given forum allows attachments you will then see the Attach Files option beneath the advanced compose area.  This forum does allow attachments, but not all on BleepingComputer do.


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     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:51 PM

Ok, here's the screenshot. On my Mac, the From field (outlined in yellow) is a drop down that allows me to select what Mail account to use. Is it possible to do something like this? Or do I need to select the Account on the left prior to creating a new mail message? Thanks so much for your help!



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:53 PM

For some reason my file didn't attach...trying one more time!

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:14 PM

Again, we're back to the question of "What e-mail client are you using on the Windows 10 side?"   

 

There are a rare few that allow the dropdown style selection you're accustomed to on the Mac, but most don't.  If you are not using a unified inbox, then your presumption about selecting the account on the left before hitting the compose (or whatever they call it in your e-mail client) to control what account the outgoing message will carry as the "From:" field.

 

If you are using a unified inbox, then there is usually an e-mail account that is considered the default when you are composing a brand new message (and it's typically shown at the top of the list of accounts, but not always), but when you are replying to an extant message the account that it was addressed "To:" will be maintained in the reply as the "From:" field.


Brian  AKA  Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:04 PM

Ok,the email client is the app that was loaded on this Windows 10 machine. It's simply called "mail." It's Version 17.9330.21365.0.



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:28 PM

I really dislike the Windows 10 Mail App and have not used it regularly since giving it a trial run back when Windows 10 was introduced.

 

See, Create, read, and respond to messages in Mail for Windows 10, on the support.office.com Microsoft website, which covers the questions you've asked about the Win10 Mail App.


Brian  AKA  Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:13 PM

Ugh. I can see why you dislike the Windows 10 Mail App. In your opinion, what is the best option?

 

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:28 PM

There are any number of e-mail clients available for Windows (10 or otherwise) at no cost, and I'd advise you to try several out just to see which suits best.  Options include:

 

E-mail client programs are really a matter of personal taste and how many bells and whistles you need (or want).  Some people prefer minimalist clients while others want ones that do everything but escort you to the bathroom.

 

Good luck in finding one that fits.  Please report back on what you end up choosing.


Brian  AKA  Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:25 AM

I really dislike the Windows 10 Mail App and have not used it regularly since giving it a trial run back when Windows 10 was introduced.

 

I second that statement. The built in Mail App is absolutely terrible. If you're wanting to import/export anything other than IMAP emails on it, good luck...

 

If I'm working with a customer I always recommend Thunderbird if they aren't wanting to spend money on of the Office Suite.

 

EDIT: Even more reason to despise the built in app

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-is-showing-inline-ads-in-their-windows-10-mail-app-message-list/


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