Address Book Automatically Changing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jwassel, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. jwassel macrumors member

    May 30, 2008
    i use gmail through my Mac Email, i have it synced up. My contacts are labeled as my friends names, for instance Joe Smith, would just be "Joe." Everytime I email someone, their name automatically changes, and the last name is added, so Joe, is now Joe Smith. On the surface this doesnt seem like a terrible problem, but a lot of my friends I call by their last name, so if Joe Smith was entered under Smith, after i send an email, he is now "Smith Smith."

    In addition this change translates over into GMail, and my GChat contact would now be named Smith Smith.....any idea how i can fix this, or do i just have to label everyone with their first and last names?

  2. BaldiMac macrumors 604


    Jan 24, 2008
    I don't know how to fix the problem, but I had a similar one. Gmail and other Google services make automatic changes to contacts, so I had to disable sync with Google Contacts to keep my address book from getting messed up.
  3. jwassel thread starter macrumors member

    May 30, 2008
    i gotta imagine theres someway around this though right?

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