Add to Address Book from Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tomdringer, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. tomdringer macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    What i'm trying to do is pretty simple. I receive an email in the mail app and want to add the sender to my address book. I right click on the email, and click 'Add to Address Book'. The problem is it always mixes up the first and the last names. So 'Mark Jones' would have Mark as a surname and Jones as a first name. I have tried using different 'sort by' options (although i don't think that makes a difference).

    It worked briefly for a couple of hours when I transferred to the iCloud.

    This has been happening since I got a Mac with Snow Lepoard a couple of years back. Back then I did actually import my contacts from Gmail, although in trying to fix the problem, i've started with a blank slate but this still makes no difference.

    I used to use Mobileme and now use iCloud to sync my mail and address book.

    Is this happening to anyone else? I've looked around and found nothing.

    Cheers.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    What do you have selected in your Address Book > Preferences?
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  3. tomdringer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply. Currently I have:

    Show first name: Following last name
    Sort By: Last Name

    Cheers
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Try selecting before last name, then add from an email and see what happens.
     
  5. tomdringer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately that doesn't make a difference.
     
  6. tomdringer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am still no further on this. I have tried deleting all contacts from my iphone, icloud, and my mac but to no avail.
     

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