email display name

Discussion in 'Gmail' started by Pittskywarnspotter, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Pittskywarnspotter

    Pittskywarnspotter New Email

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    I noticed companies have a feature on their email, gmail does not. I emailed a friend this morning and i just typed in their address and sent. Now usally when i send an email it goes to person@website.com but i saw in the email it said to Mike.
    like this
    From: Me
    to:Mikey

    where in my email did this display name switch happen, like gmail doesn't do this, you email me person@gmail.com it says to person@gmail.com

    help?


    also can this be done in outlook. like instead if people email me it would say to my name not the address
     


  2. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Hello,

    Gmail does this too. It depends on your receive/send history and the contact information in your address books. Gmail over time will figure out the real names and add them to the display so you see both real names and email addresses. Outlook depending on the version does the same thing. In outlook if you edit the contact and erase the display name I believe it will start showing both the real name and email address too. Either way, I believe this is going to boil down to the information that is stored in your address books. Did this information answer your question about Outlook Display Names?

    :welcome: Welcome to Email Questions! -Raymond
     

  3. Pittskywarnspotter

    Pittskywarnspotter New Email

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    please delete thread as i have another i forgot

    thnx
     

    Last edited: Aug 25, 2009

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