Emails showing my address first

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by jmchicago, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. jmchicago macrumors member

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    Hi- I'm not sure when this change happened, but i now notice that in all the emails I receive, mine is listed first in a group of recipients. This is an iOS thing because when i log into gmail or outlook it shows the order of email addresses as the sender ordered them. Does anyone know how to change this back?
    Does anyone know what I'm talking about? A minor annoyance..
    any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Maybe your address is showing first because that's your copy of the email. Perhaps the recipient's address is shown first as a courtesy to the reader.

    Is there a problem with appearing first on your list or do you just not like it?

    Can't think how you'd change the behavior.
     
  3. jmchicago thread starter macrumors member

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    this is definitely something that's new, maybe with 7.1 (?) and has been a minor annoyance

    i prefer to have the recipients in the order that the sender placed it.. i'm reading my email, i know i'm a recipient already and don't need to be listed at the top of every email!
     
  4. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    Doesn't do that for me. I'm on iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1.1 and I see emails sent to me where I'm not the first listed recipient. You sure you're not actually the first in the list lol?
     
  5. jmchicago thread starter macrumors member

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    haha yes i checked when logging into my email from the web.. it's weird then, why is it happening to me? Would it have something to do with VIP or something? Strange... I only noticed it recently

     
  6. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    Ooh my bad. Just had a thought and checked it out. I get email forwarded from gmail to my iCloud, the latter of which I have set up for Mail. The ones I saw where I wasn't first were ones that were actually sent to my gmail. All those addressed to my iCloud put me first. So I think you're probably right! :)
     
  7. jmchicago thread starter macrumors member

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    but i'm also using a gmail account as well as outlook and exchange, and they all do the same thing..
     
  8. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    Think you misunderstood, I don't have gmail set up in Mail, only iCloud. Gmail forward the email directly to my iCloud, so the recipients are exactly the same. My iCloud address isn't a recipient, only the gmail. So Mail can't detect the address associated with the iCloud account I'm checking in the recipients and thus can't put it at the front.
     
  9. jmchicago thread starter macrumors member

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    oh i see..

    i'm not sure why apple decided to do this, i see no benefit of seeing my name first, i know i'm receiving the email. Would rather see what the sender intended (i.e. if i'm a cc, the primary recipient, etc)
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Even if your name appears as first, wouldn't it still appear in the right section though, as in first in the "To:" section or first in the "Cc:" section, so you would still know if you are part of the primary recipients or not.
     
  11. Lance97 macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the same issue. It seems to only have happened after the 7.1.1 upgrade. Annoying.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6189124

    No answer at this point...
     
  12. Puonti macrumors 6502a

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    Do you only see your name or also (part of) your e-mail address?

    I was thinking it might have something do to with the unified inbox - making sure you know which of your identities was being contacted. If you only have one e-mail address set up then that wouldn't be very useful of course.
     
  13. Lance97 macrumors newbie

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    It shows my full name first and it is always the account that I am looking at. For example, if I have 3 email addresses of mine on an email, it shows my name first for the specific account I'm reviewing.
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So what is the difference between (or basically impact of) the name appearing first or second or somewhere later? Just trying to understand what this really means.
     
  15. Lance97 macrumors newbie

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    The impact is not understanding the true thought process behind the way the sender originally intended to send the email. In some organizations, it is telling the order that you are listed in an email. Also, the sender may have the expectation that a response is needed from the first few addresses (granted, they should have used the cc line for the other addresses, but not everyone follows appropriate email etiquette).
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    People use email like that? There are plenty of email clients that will reorder things as they are being sent or received, and that can happen during the transmission of the email as well. Pretty sure the only thing that plays a role is if it's in To or CC or something like that, and the order of how things appear there, well, that's most often reading into and/or assigning meaning to something that does't really have any.
     
  17. jmchicago thread starter macrumors member

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    it shows my name only, not my email.. i do have a unified inbox



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    my thoughts exactly.. frustrating, why can't apple just leave it be?

     

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