Select Account

Summary: Set the account for sending a message.
Requires: Apple Mail
Install Location: ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/Mail/
Last Modified: 2019-10-02


It used to be possible to use the Keyboard pane in System Preferences to assign shortcuts for the items in “From” pop-up menu in Mail’s “New Message” window. This was helpful for quickly switching accounts, especially if you have defined a lot of aliases. As of Mac OS X 10.11.2, these shortcuts are not always available. You can instead use this script to select a particular account and assign a keyboard shortcut to the script.

You will need to fill in your first and last name and e-mail address.

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tell application "System Events"
tell application process "Mail"
tell window 1
set _button to pop up button "From:"
click _button
tell menu of _button
click menu item "First Last –"
end tell
end tell
set frontmost to true -- Otherwise window will not be activated.
end tell
end tell