Mac Mail not syncing with Address Book

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ArmorDan, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. ArmorDan macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2008
    My address book and Mac mail are not working nicely together.

    I have a contact in my address book, and for this example we will call him John Doe. Here is John Does info.

    First Name: John
    Last Name: Doe
    E-mail address:

    When I receive e-mails from '' in my Mac Mail application the 'From' field displays some random nickname for 'John Doe' even though his e-mail address matches the one in the address book.

    How do I get 'John Does' name to appear in my Mac Mail instead of some random nickname.

    In my understanding, I thought Mac Mail synced up e-mail addresses with the contact book and displayed the appropriate corresponding name.

    Does that make sense?
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Have you checked that your entry in Address Book doesn't have a nickname

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    Failing that check the Previous Recipients menu

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    Check the entries in there for the email address in question and perhaps clear those items.

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