• Mail.app - different settings for each mail account

    From Krzysztof Mitko@invalid@kmitko.at.list.dot.pl to comp.sys.mac.apps on Sun Jul 5 10:51:13 2020
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    Hello group,

    I have two e-mail accounts in Mail.app. I would like to automatically
    switch to HTML mails and top-posting with my work account, and use
    plain text/bottom posting with personal e-mail. Is there a setting or
    perhaps some Apple Script to do that?

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  • From nospam@nospam@nospam.invalid to comp.sys.mac.apps on Sun Jul 5 10:22:39 2020
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    In article <5f019481$0$17350$65785112@news.neostrada.pl>, Krzysztof
    Mitko <invalid@kmitko.at.list.dot.pl> wrote:

    Hello group,

    I have two e-mail accounts in Mail.app. I would like to automatically
    switch to HTML mails and top-posting with my work account, and use
    plain text/bottom posting with personal e-mail. Is there a setting or perhaps some Apple Script to do that?

    html email and top posting simply requires being rude and inconsiderate
    to others.

    A: Because we read from top to bottom, left to right.
    Q: Why should I start my reply below the quoted text?

    A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
    Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

    A: The lost context.
    Q: What makes top-posted replies harder to read than bottom-posted?

    A: Yes.
    Q: Should I trim down the quoted part of an email to which I'm
    replying?
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  • From Lewis@g.kreme@gmail.com.dontsendmecopies to comp.sys.mac.apps on Sun Jul 5 15:19:19 2020
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    In message <050720201022399405%nospam@nospam.invalid> nospam <nospam@nospam.invalid> wrote:
    In article <5f019481$0$17350$65785112@news.neostrada.pl>, Krzysztof
    Mitko <invalid@kmitko.at.list.dot.pl> wrote:

    Hello group,

    I have two e-mail accounts in Mail.app. I would like to automatically
    switch to HTML mails and top-posting with my work account, and use
    plain text/bottom posting with personal e-mail. Is there a setting or
    perhaps some Apple Script to do that?

    html email and top posting simply requires being rude and inconsiderate
    to others.

    In some (many?) work places, top-posting is the norm or actually
    required.

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  • From Krzysztof Mitko@invalid@kmitko.at.list.dot.pl to comp.sys.mac.apps on Sun Jul 5 17:20:49 2020
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.mac.apps

    On 2020-07-05 14:22:39 +0000, nospam said:

    In article <5f019481$0$17350$65785112@news.neostrada.pl>, Krzysztof
    Mitko <invalid@kmitko.at.list.dot.pl> wrote:

    Hello group,

    I have two e-mail accounts in Mail.app. I would like to automatically
    switch to HTML mails and top-posting with my work account, and use
    plain text/bottom posting with personal e-mail. Is there a setting or
    perhaps some Apple Script to do that?

    html email and top posting simply requires being rude and inconsiderate
    to others.

    The only reason I'm asking is because I want to join a mailing list
    where users keep the Usenet standard of composing messages. Otherwise I
    would be perfectly comfortable with keeping the configuration I have
    now (HTML, top posting), just as all my contacts do. The "plain text,
    no top posting" rule in e-mail is long dead, and - in some companies -
    can be against company policy.

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    Chemical engineers do it in packed beds.

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  • From Percival John Hackworth@pjh@nanoworks.com to comp.sys.mac.apps on Sun Jul 5 08:27:24 2020
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.mac.apps

    On 05-Jul-2020, Krzysztof Mitko wrote
    (in article<5f019481$0$17350$65785112@news.neostrada.pl>):

    Hello group,

    I have two e-mail accounts in Mail.app. I would like to automatically
    switch to HTML mails and top-posting with my work account, and use
    plain text/bottom posting with personal e-mail. Is there a setting or
    perhaps some Apple Script to do that?

    AFAIK, HTML or Rich Text Format (RTF) is a global appearance feature of Apple Mail, not a property of an individual account. I remember it called "View as HTML" in older versions of Mail but it looks like it got renamed "plain text" or "rich text" on my Apple Mail v11.5 under on MacOS 10.13.6. I think Apple Mail is tied to specific releases of MacOS. I don't have access to 10.14 or 10.15 or 11.0beta to and verify this.

    My workaround for this is to use a different mail reader for each account to get the different appearance and behavior. I have two gmail accounts, one for work and one for personal use. I use a different browser to login to each of them to get different settings and backgrounds, etc. You can't do this with Apple Mail, AFAIK.

    Apple provides what they provide with a feature set that is decided by Apple product management. If it doesn't have a feature you want, you have very little recourse other than to use another mail reader. That looks like the case with your request unless they implemented it in later versions of Mail.

    MacUpdate lists a bunch of mail readers, some free, some paid for. Do some research and use one for one account and another for the other account. I don't know if the Reply-in-line vs. Reply-append is a feature in any of them. I always reply-in-line to a plain text message.

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  • From Krzysztof Mitko@invalid@kmitko.at.list.dot.pl to comp.sys.mac.apps on Sun Jul 5 17:51:00 2020
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.mac.apps

    On 2020-07-05 15:27:24 +0000, Percival John Hackworth said:

    On 05-Jul-2020, Krzysztof Mitko wrote
    (in article<5f019481$0$17350$65785112@news.neostrada.pl>):

    Hello group,

    I have two e-mail accounts in Mail.app. I would like to automatically
    switch to HTML mails and top-posting with my work account, and use
    plain text/bottom posting with personal e-mail. Is there a setting or
    perhaps some Apple Script to do that?

    AFAIK, HTML or Rich Text Format (RTF) is a global appearance feature of Apple Mail, not a property of an individual account. I remember it called "View as HTML" in older versions of Mail but it looks like it got renamed "plain text" or "rich text" on my Apple Mail v11.5 under on MacOS 10.13.6. I think Apple Mail is tied to specific releases of MacOS. I don't have access to 10.14 or 10.15 or 11.0beta to and verify this.

    My workaround for this is to use a different mail reader for each account to get the different appearance and behavior. I have two gmail accounts, one for work and one for personal use. I use a different browser to login to each of them to get different settings and backgrounds, etc. You can't do this with Apple Mail, AFAIK.

    Thanks for the suggestion, that's probably the simplest workaround for my case.


    Apple provides what they provide with a feature set that is decided by Apple product management. If it doesn't have a feature you want, you have very little recourse other than to use another mail reader. That looks like the case with your request unless they implemented it in later versions of Mail.

    MacUpdate lists a bunch of mail readers, some free, some paid for. Do some research and use one for one account and another for the other account. I don't know if the Reply-in-line vs. Reply-append is a feature in any of them. I always reply-in-line to a plain text message.

    --
    Chemical engineers do it in packed beds.

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  • From Lewis@g.kreme@gmail.com.dontsendmecopies to comp.sys.mac.apps on Sun Jul 5 21:41:28 2020
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.mac.apps

    In message <0001HW.24B228DC0077664570000547D2CF@news.individual.net> Percival John Hackworth <pjh@nanoworks.com> wrote:
    On 05-Jul-2020, Krzysztof Mitko wrote
    (in article<5f019481$0$17350$65785112@news.neostrada.pl>):

    Hello group,

    I have two e-mail accounts in Mail.app. I would like to automatically
    switch to HTML mails and top-posting with my work account, and use
    plain text/bottom posting with personal e-mail. Is there a setting or
    perhaps some Apple Script to do that?

    AFAIK, HTML or Rich Text Format (RTF) is a global appearance feature of Apple
    Mail, not a property of an individual account. I remember it called "View as HTML" in older versions of Mail but it looks like it got renamed "plain text"
    or "rich text" on my Apple Mail v11.5 under on MacOS 10.13.6. I think Apple Mail is tied to specific releases of MacOS. I don't have access to 10.14 or 10.15 or 11.0beta to and verify this.

    Mail has a preference for COMPOSING plain or rich text messages; it does
    not have a preference for viewing messages as plain text.

    MacUpdate lists a bunch of mail readers, some free, some paid for. Do some research and use one for one account and another for the other account. I don't know if the Reply-in-line vs. Reply-append is a feature in any of them.
    I always reply-in-line to a plain text message.

    Stay far far away from MacUpdate and never download anything from that
    site (or cnet in general).

    Spark and Microsoft Outlook (yes, really) are pretty good clients for
    the Mac and have iPad versions that are also good.

    I use Mail.app and work around some of it's limitations by sometimes
    reading mail in mutt, so I'm not the best person to ask.

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  • From Doc O'Leary@droleary@2017usenet1.subsume.com to comp.sys.mac.apps on Mon Jul 6 04:14:45 2020
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    For your reference, records indicate that
    Krzysztof Mitko <invalid@kmitko.at.list.dot.pl> wrote:

    I have two e-mail accounts in Mail.app. I would like to automatically
    switch to HTML mails and top-posting with my work account, and use
    plain text/bottom posting with personal e-mail. Is there a setting or perhaps some Apple Script to do that?

    No business should want you to be mixing your work data with your personal data, email or otherwise. If they aren’t going to properly supply you with a work-only computer, your best approach would be to create another user account that is used exclusively for work purposes.

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    "Also . . . I can kill you with my brain."
    River Tam, Trash, Firefly


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  • From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to comp.sys.mac.apps on Mon Jul 6 18:41:53 2020
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.mac.apps

    On 2020-07-05 15:51:00 +0000, Krzysztof Mitko said:

    On 2020-07-05 15:27:24 +0000, Percival John Hackworth said:

    On 05-Jul-2020, Krzysztof Mitko wrote
    (in article<5f019481$0$17350$65785112@news.neostrada.pl>):

    Hello group,

    I have two e-mail accounts in Mail.app. I would like to automatically
    switch to HTML mails and top-posting with my work account, and use
    plain text/bottom posting with personal e-mail. Is there a setting or
    perhaps some Apple Script to do that?

    AFAIK, HTML or Rich Text Format (RTF) is a global appearance feature of
    Apple Mail, not a property of an individual account. I remember it
    called "View as HTML" in older versions of Mail but it looks like it
    got renamed "plain text" or "rich text" on my Apple Mail v11.5 under on
    MacOS 10.13.6. I think Apple Mail is tied to specific releases of
    MacOS. I don't have access to 10.14 or 10.15 or 11.0beta to and verify
    this.

    My workaround for this is to use a different mail reader for each account to >> get the different appearance and behavior. I have two gmail accounts,
    one for work and one for personal use. I use a different browser to
    login to each of them to get different settings and backgrounds, etc.
    You can't do this with Apple Mail, AFAIK.

    Thanks for the suggestion, that's probably the simplest workaround for my case.

    An alternative workaround would be to create another user account on
    your Mac, so you have two: one for "home" andone for "work" each with
    mail set-up how you want. You can easily use Fast User Switching to
    swap between the two accounts without needing to keep fully logging out
    and in.

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  • From John McWilliams@jpmcw@comcast.net to comp.sys.mac.apps on Mon Jul 6 10:55:58 2020
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.mac.apps

    On 7/5/20 PDT 9:14 PM, Doc O'Leary wrote:
    For your reference, records indicate that
    Krzysztof Mitko <invalid@kmitko.at.list.dot.pl> wrote:

    I have two e-mail accounts in Mail.app. I would like to automatically
    switch to HTML mails and top-posting with my work account, and use
    plain text/bottom posting with personal e-mail. Is there a setting or
    perhaps some Apple Script to do that?

    No business should want you to be mixing your work data with your personal data, email or otherwise. If they aren’t going to properly supply you with a work-only computer, your best approach would be to create another user account that is used exclusively for work purposes.

    I'd think a different mail client for each would be easier to switch,
    with less chance of confusing which reply-to was which.
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