Problem w/Contacts in Mail inbox: Some Full Names, others Email Addresses?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Veritas&Equitas, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

    Veritas&Equitas

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    Quick question: So I have all my friends/family entered into Address Book, and once I get an email from them, it says their first and last name in the "From" category in my inbox in Mail. Yet, there are a couple that only have their email address in the "From" category, even though I have them entered into my Address Book just the same as everyone else? Any ideas why a few are screwed up? (Also, it's not a matter of their individual domain, because a number of them come from the same .edu address) Thanks!

    i.e. Bill Smith is listed, and shows up as Bill Smith (even though his email is bsmithATmac.com). Next, even though I have John White entered in, it shows up as jwhiteATmac.com, instead of John White?
     
  2. Powermax macrumors regular

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    It depends on how the sender's mail programm is set up.
    If they don't enter anything in the "Full name" field, the client usually uses the adress instead.
     
  3. Veritas&Equitas thread starter macrumors 68000

    Veritas&Equitas

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    Really? That's it? There's nothing I can do to change the email addy to a real name/contact?
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Yeah, sorry, but their client overrides yours as to what is displayed. It's annoying. :(
     

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