Address book, Mr., Mrs. and etc.

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  1. hana macrumors regular

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    #1
    Here's a situation:

    You have friends, John and Jane Smith.

    In Address Book, how do you put them in if:
    1. You want to have one entry for the both of them to generate those Christmas Card labels?
    2. John and Jane Smith share one e-mail address, but when you put it in Mail, you don't want it to read "John and Jane Smith" . ( I guess you just edit it in the header each time?)
    3. John and Jane Smith have two different e-mail addresses - where do you put those - in two different Address Book entries or one address book entry for "home" and "other"
    4. Jane Smith also goes by another name.
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    I think I'd make 3 entries:

    1. One with both names and the post address (and maybe with the shared address, if they share it why don't you want it to read John & Jane in the header?)
    2. John with both his email addresses, you can add as many as you like
    3. Jane with her/the shared address and maiden name or nickname or whatever other name she's got

    Only problem is if you receive an email from their shared email account (and without the name in the header in addition to the email address) Mail.app may "guess" wrongly as to who it's from.

    (Then make a gmail address for Jane ;))
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    #3
    Simple put the shared email address with the shared postal address.
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #4
    Yes, I know, and did suggest that, even if the OP said he didn't want it so... ;)
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    #5
    I missed that :eek:, sorry, the small print fooled me (I haven't spent long enough in the private forums clearly)
     

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