Mac mail display name

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Adalwolfa, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. Adalwolfa macrumors newbie

    Adalwolfa

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    I have three email accounts in Mac mail. Two of them I use anonymously at times but I have just discovered from return emails that my full name is associated with the email address. The person at the other end can see who I am. I have googled for help and old posts talk about how to change it by going into preferences, find your account and the "full name" box. Apparently in Sierra there is no such box. I am not happy as it is private information I do not wish to always disclose. Is there a way of changing or deleting my name from the email addresses I use?
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

    FreakinEurekan

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    Mail preferences, Accounts tab, select the account. In the "Email Address" drop-down, choose Edit Email Addresses. Double-click on the Full Name there.
     
  3. sidewinder macrumors 68020

    sidewinder

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    I think you have to do it in the "Internet Accounts" System preference pane. Then select the account and make sure the "Name:" filed is blank.
     
  4. Adalwolfa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Adalwolfa

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    YES thanks, this worked. It turns out that my name is not in the field for name so I wonder why when I get a return email, my full name is showing up in the To: field. So now I have another problem. Thanks for your help. Both of you. cheers
     
  5. thejasonhowell macrumors regular

    thejasonhowell

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    Charleston, Ill
    #5
    If they are in your contact card, your name will show up.
     

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