How to delete a "nickname" that mall app gave me?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by kramerica2, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. kramerica2 macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2009
    I got an email once where the sender called me by something irrelevant, and for some reason since then the mail app "decided" that it's my name, and since then every mail I get to that inbox - that irrelevant title is showing at the "to" field, instead of my name or the email address without any name.

    I checked my contacts, that title isn't written anywhere, but mail insists to call me like that.

    How can I make it stop using that title?

    Thanks a lot..
  2. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    That "name" you speak of is usually connected to your email address in Mail>Preferences>Accounts>Account Information, under the Heading "Full Name".
    You could delete your existing account and re-create it with the proper credentials, that should fix things up for you.

    Sorry this is all I can suggest.
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Try clicking the Window menu in Mail and select Previous Recipients and delete everything from there.
  4. kramerica2 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2009
    Thanks, that did the trick.
    I didn't delete everything, just the wrong reference.
    After restarting mail app, every wrong title was gone....

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