Little personal picture in Mail, how to change?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JustGretchen, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    Hello everyone, I'm wondering how to change or delete the little picture in Mail that seems to be attached to messages. I am really hoping it's not attached to outgoing messages because I don't really want that. I don't know where it came from and I can't seem to find any settings for it.

    It only seems to show up on one account in Mail, not all 4 that I have set up.

    The one that is showing up isn't even the one I have selected for my account picture or iChat icon so I'm even a little more confused.

  2. firestarter macrumors 603


    Dec 31, 2002
    Green and pleasant land
    It's not included on outgoing email.

    You can change/delete it in AddressBook. The reason it's only there for one account is (presumably) because you haven't put all your email addresses in your personal entry on AddressBook?
  3. Ashka macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2008
    New Zealand
    The picture is set automatically in System Prefs > Accounts > when the account is first set up. Click on the set picture for a drop down of more.
    It can also be changed in Address Book in the same way as you can put pics on everyone else in there. They are not sent and are only seen by you.
  4. JustGretchen thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
  5. STRIP macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2013
    Update -- 2013

    I believe that has changed and now, you'll want to open the equivalent to what was called "Address Book"
    > open CONTACTS
    > choose CARD
    > in drop down, choose either
    CLEAR IMAGE to delete
    CUSTOM IMAGE, obviously, to choose a new image
  6. duncangohl macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2014
    Lately (few weeks) my incoming mail shows pics of most of my senders.
    My pic is going out too now.
    How to change my pic?
    I look so old.......:confused:
  7. getalexfr macrumors newbie


    Sep 10, 2009
    I think this thread needs an update. Mac have really hidden this feature /complicated it and it's causing headaches.
    I have set my User picture to one thing (if i click on my name in the top right corner of the desktop, i see this image beside my name).
    In Contacts, I have located my own contact card and made sure it is an image i like.
    But STILL, in mail, there is some random image beside my emails for one of my accounts. If this is going out with the mail to recipients I will be very annoyed, as it's inappropriate for my business. How do I get rid of it, or change it?? it is not the same as my User pic, nor my contact card pic.
  8. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here

    is THIS account listed in your Contacts own card ?

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