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(Apple) Mail question - From/To displayed name order
Posted by: Marc Anthony
Date: January 20, 2014 06:12PM
When I receive emails in Mail, sometimes the name of a sender (in the From field) is transposed, including people that are in my address book. I might have two emails from the exact same person come in within minutes of the other message, and the names will be in different positions in each; i.e. Joe Blow or Blow, Joe. What causes this?



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/20/2014 06:14PM by Marc Anthony.
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Re: (Apple) Mail question - From/To displayed name order
Posted by: Chakravartin
Date: January 20, 2014 06:57PM
If you look at the headers in the email, the difference can probably be explained there.

In some cases, there will be a name embedded there and in others there may not be one. Perhaps the sender has his/her name configured differently on his/her iPhone vs Apple Mail or Outlook... If there's no name in the headers, Mail will helpfully fill in from your Contacts (when possible).
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