Yahoo! Name Change

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by n-abounds, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

    n-abounds

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    Anyone know how to change the name that is sent along with my emails on yahoo? For example, say my name is secondwak@yahoo.com, when I send it to someone they see my email address and a name like "Keith Dial" <secondwake@yahoo.com>. Anyone know how to change this (the "Keith Dial")? I've changed other parts that show my name, but I can't change that. TY in advance.
     
  2. seabass069 macrumors regular

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    Why would you want to change your name? If you send someone an e-mail, it is going to pop up as someone else. They are more likely to delete your e-mail and think of it as spam.
     
  3. n-abounds thread starter macrumors 6502a

    n-abounds

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    Say I don't want someone to know my name, but I want to keep my email address.
     
  4. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Why would you want to hide your name if it wasn't spam?

    Edit: I'm retracting the question. There probably are very good reasons why you'd want to hide your name but not your email address. Apologies.
     
  5. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    How are you sending the email? using Yahoo's Web based client, or via Mail.app or Thunderbird?

    B
     
  6. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Login to Yahoo Mail and click the options link on the top right. Next, click General Preferences under the Management column. You can change the "From name" right there.
     
  7. n-abounds thread starter macrumors 6502a

    n-abounds

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    Bingo. Thanks!
     

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