iOS 10 mail - only one name permitted despite multiple email addresses?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by zen, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. zen macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2003
    I have two iCloud email aliases, with different names on each (one personal email alias, one company email alias). In Apple Mail on my Mac, that's fine, because each alias has it's own name - when I select the alias, the correct name comes up, like this:

    John Smith (
    Rocketship Inc (

    These are set in the iCloud mail preferences.

    However, in iOS 10, while I can have multiple iCloud aliases, there is only one name setting for email - John Smith - so whenever I select email_alias_2, it will show as being sent from John Smith, not from Rocketship Inc.

    Am I overlooking a setting in iOS 10 mail, or do I need to switch to another mail app (does Spark allow multiple names?).

    Any help appreciated :)
  2. gigapocket1 macrumors 65816

    Mar 15, 2009
    I just tested and it is possible to change the name.. Go to settings > mail > accounts. Select the email account that you would like to change the Name of. Click the email address, you should see an option that says name. Type the name in that field that you want to come up.
    BUT! If you send yourself a test email. And that email address is attached to your contact card on your phone. It will show its from the name attached to that contact. If you remove the email address from that contact, you will then see that it displays the name that you typed in settings. But theirs no need to worry, because it will only be like that on your phone. Not to everyone you send emails too
    --- Post Merged, Dec 4, 2016 ---
    Oh, since it's 2 iCloud email addresses, you may have to go to settings > mail > click the account > scroll to the bottom where you will see mail under advanced > and then you can change the name
  3. zen thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2003
    Yeah, it's two iCloud email addresses on one iCloud account, so if I go to settings > mail > accounts > advanced, all I can put in is ONE name, no matter how many aliases I have listed.

    I've switched to Spark, and it at least is reading the name correcting from the master iCloud mail settings.
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Expanding on what gigapocket1 said, if your recipient has you in his/her contact list what they have as your name will show on your emails to them. This is why I don't concern myself with this particular detail.
  5. zen thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2003
    Hmm. Might see if I can run some tests with recipients. I'm old fashioned :)

    But that might mean I can ditch Spark - I quite liked it after a few days of use, but it is lacking in some features, like auto-CC/BCC.

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