Mac Mail not syncing with Address Book

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

  1. ArmorDan macrumors newbie

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    Oct 2, 2008
    #1
    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: jdoe@gmail.com

    When I receive e-mails from 'jdoe@gmail.com' 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

    xUKHCx

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    The Kop
    #2
    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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