- Changing Name Associated with an Email Address?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by VikR, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. VikR macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2011
    I receive emails from a friend that come in looking like this:

    Donna <>​

    I recently found out the correct spelling of her name is Dawna. I want to correct the database so that when emails come in from her, they will look like this:

    Dawna <>​

    She is not in my address book, so there's nothing in my address book to change in order to accomplish this.

    What is the correct way to accomplish this in

    Thanks in advance to all for any info.
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    In Mail, go to Window -> Previous Recipients. You can add her to the Address Book and change it from there, or I think just edit it in that window.

  3. VikR thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2011
  4. RSaunders macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2016
    This does not always work.

    I have a persistently wrong email name, and clicking on "Remove from Previous Recipients List" or doing the above to delete the bad entry DOES NOT fix the problem. Even making a Contact entry for the right name doesn't fix all the occurrences. Any other suggestions??
  5. bernuli macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2011
    Check that you don't have duplicate entries in the Contacts application with the same email address but different first name listed.

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