Selecting Email Accounts in Mountain Lion

Good Morning, I am a new comer to the Mac; I have been a happy iPhone user now for about eight months. I come from a Windows/UN*X history that goes back a lot of years. Thus far I am having fun on the Mac. This morning I decided to set up email. I have a number of email accounts for a variety of purposes. I had little trouble setting up accounts, and I can find the preferences for each account with no difficulty. Where I am getting stuck is switching between accounts. Right now I have my Gmail and my account configured. Gmail is coming up by default. What is the easiest way to switch between configured accounts? Thanks for your time and wisdom. Regards, -Len


#1 changing to another mail account within Mail

Changing to another mail account is done via the Mail box list table. So if I Shift+VO+Home (FN plus LeftArrow for Home on the Macbook keyboard) I would get the following to arrive at the Mail box list: Favourites group, Mail box table, and then interact with VO+Shift+DownArrow to get to the Mail account inbox you wish to get to. If your Mail box list is hidden, just press Shift+Command+M to unhide it..

#2 How to select default account

Hi! I've set up a few accounts on my Mac in the past and noticed that the default account changes from time to time. Before I could move my prefered mail account on top on the chosen one, but it looks like htis is no longer an option. That's a bit of an issue since Mail defaults to my education-mail and not my private account even though I am showing a message from that account when hitting "Nes message" with Command-N. Sorry for changing this topic a little, but hope it's ok...

#3 selecting email accounts in apple mail

open the mail app stop interacting with the messages column by pressing VO shift up arrow and then VO left arrow twice to move to the mail boxes table and interact with the mail boxes table by pressing VO shift down arrow and then you can VO up arrow and down arrow through the list of accounts and when you find the one you want stop interacting with the mail boxes table by pressing VO shift up arrowonce you stop interacting with the mail boxes table then VO right arrow to the messages column.