mail and address book names...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Peruvian, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Peruvian macrumors regular

    Peruvian

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    When using mail with my address book, if a contact has a last name and no first name, the last name appears in the first name place, therefore when sending a mail for example to Jon, it changes the contact to Jon Jon, and this shows up in mail as well..

    Does anybody have this issue??? How do i stop this happening...

    Thanks P.....
     
  2. devburke Guest

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    That’s weird that that’s happening. Is Jon really the last name? Sounds like a first name. If you put it as a first name, you might not have this issue.
     
  3. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Why not just make a placeholder for the first name, say "Q".
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    ... or maybe "Mr."
     
  5. MacVixen macrumors 6502

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    To tag onto this issue.... does the address book always have to have a first and last name in it?

    I find with my husband, who I like to list as "Honey" is my address book always has his name changed to "Honey Verg".... I think it's from when he sends me emails and the address book is trying to "help" me by updating his name? :confused: How do I get it to just say "honey"??
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, it doesn't need a first and last name. Just put in "Honey" as the first name, with no last name. It will work fine.
    With this in Address Book:
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    I get this in Mail:
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    The same works if you only want a last name. Put the last name with no first name in Address Book:
    Picture 5.jpg
    and you get this in Mail:
    Picture 4.jpg
     
  7. Peruvian thread starter macrumors regular

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    usually when the first name is empty, the last name seems to get copied to the first name, hence doubling the name...

    This only happens when using mail...
     
  8. Peruvian thread starter macrumors regular

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    Similar issue, but mine adds the same name... Not a different one...
     
  9. devburke Guest

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    Why use first name for “Honey” instead of the more appropriate “Nickname” field?

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  10. Peruvian thread starter macrumors regular

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    But what difference does it make where you put the name, it shouldnt be adding an extra name without your authorisation..
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Not sure why yours is doing that. Mine doesn't, as I illustrated.
     
  12. devburke Guest

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    Yeah as for your original post, I dunno, I guess it’s a bug. I was able to reproduce it, so it’s not just your system. But when I entered it as a first name, instead of last, everything worked fine, so I’d suggest doing that.
     

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