Mail Help - Don't want to display "real" names

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  1. almightychey macrumors newbie

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    I apologize if this has been covered before. I did a search, but maybe I was not using good keywords.

    I am new to OS X, just got my MBP this past weekend. I thought I would start using mail, but I have already run into something that I do not like. When I compose an email and punch in an email address in the to:, it converts it into the persons real name - linked in my address book. Is there anyway for it to just show the persons email address, not their real name?

    I was thinking I could go through and make seperate contacts for just email addresses, but I dont know. If there is no work around, I guess I will just have to live with it.

    Any help is appreciated.

    almightychey (newbie)
     
  2. faintember macrumors 65816

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    Will Mail>Preferences>Viewing>Use Smart Addresses work for you?
     
  3. almightychey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that and all it does is show the name and address rather than just the name alone. i tired deleting the name and just leaving the address, but when you click outside of that field it reverts back.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  4. afornander macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (SAMSUNG-SGH-I607/I607FG1 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows CE; Smartphone; 320x240) UP.Link/6.3.1.17.06.3.1.17.0)

    i really dont understand y u dont like that feature. i hate remembering emails, i can just tye the name.

    (no i dont know how to turn it off)
     

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