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How To Rearrange The Order Of Mail Accounts in Mac 10.11 El Captain

How To Rearrange The Order Of Mail Accounts in Mac 10.11 El Captain
* UPDATE: 04/11/2016 *
 
The updated method to re-arrange the Mac X mail accounts in 10.11 El Captain - please see below.
 
Open Mac Mail. Where your accounts shows up under "Inbox", simply highlight any account and drag it accordingly. See picture below.
 




 
Mac Mail 10.11 El Captain Re-Arrange Accounts
 
 
 
 
Old Version
 
No longer can you drag and drop your mail accounts in an order within Mac Mail. There is a trick to get the order of your mail accounts to stay in an order you define.
In Mac Mail, open Mail -> Accounts
 
Click on each Mail account, and then uncheck the Mail option in the panel to the right. Then, go through each mail account again, and re-check the Mail option, in the order in which you want them to appear in the drop down menu.
 
 Mac X Re-Arrange Mail Accounts 1
 
If you wanted your Yahoo account to show up first, make sure that’s the one you check in the Internet Accounts preference pane. Check the next account you want to show up in the list next, and so on. Eventually, your accounts will all be checked off – and then checked back on in the correct order.
 
Remember, to change the default mail account you send from go to
 
Mail -> Preferences -> Send New Messages From
 Mac X Re Arrange Mail Accounts 2
 
 


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Justin on Monday, 11 April 2016 06:09

Hello,

Thanks for sending this out. I just tried it and even shutdown Mail and opened it again, but it did not work. Frustrating a bit.

Any other ideas?

Hello, Thanks for sending this out. I just tried it and even shutdown Mail and opened it again, but it did not work. Frustrating a bit. Any other ideas?
Guest on Monday, 11 April 2016 22:04

Hey Justin, you're right. We just updated this guide with the new method to re-arrange accounts - hope it helps you!

Hey Justin, you're right. We just updated this guide with the new method to re-arrange accounts - hope it helps you!
Adam on Friday, 22 April 2016 20:12

How do you change the sort order of the from email when are composing an email? The sort order is back to the way they updated it to work in Mavericks but the from doesn't follow suite like it use to.

How do you change the sort order of the from email when are composing an email? The sort order is back to the way they updated it to work in Mavericks but the from doesn't follow suite like it use to.
Michael Lazar on Thursday, 05 May 2016 12:45

Yeah---none of these tricks work for me. The order of the inBoxes change but the order in the drop down list remains the same.

Yeah---none of these tricks work for me. The order of the inBoxes change but the order in the drop down list remains the same.
Michael Lazar on Thursday, 05 May 2016 12:50

P.S. I think the preference that's really needed is "Reply using account to which message was addressed." Tying things to the Inbox makes little sense for me given that all my email is filtered into various folders as soon as it arrives---it's never kept in the account specific Inbox.

P.S. I think the preference that's really needed is "Reply using account to which message was addressed." Tying things to the Inbox makes little sense for me given that all my email is filtered into various folders as soon as it arrives---it's never kept in the account specific Inbox.
gnpb on Friday, 13 May 2016 08:30

none of these worked for me either. In Mail Preferences under the account tab you can no longer reorder them, and reordering the mailboxes under the inbox in the sidepane doesn't change anything. The only way to do this is to set it to always use the default account in preferences under the composing tab, and then manually change it whenever you need to reply from a different account. This makes the send from account of selected mailbox useless.

none of these worked for me either. In Mail Preferences under the account tab you can no longer reorder them, and reordering the mailboxes under the inbox in the sidepane doesn't change anything. The only way to do this is to set it to always use the default account in preferences under the composing tab, and then manually change it whenever you need to reply from a different account. This makes the send from account of selected mailbox useless.
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