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    Misspelled Contact Name

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    Misspelled Contact Name
    I have a strange problem.

    About 2 weeks ago, a contact's name started appearing incorrectly. She says that it only happens to me, so must be a setting I have.

    It's just annoying for example, the address was MarySmith @ xyz.com and now appears as MaryannySmith @ xyz.com on my inbox "From" line.

    I deleted her from address book, but the next time she sent email, misspelled again...any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tduran View Post

    I deleted her from address book, but the next time she sent email, misspelled again...any ideas?
    Maybe the misspelling is on the sender's end. Many folks with multiple e-mail accounts do derivations of their real name (so they can remember them).

    When you receive e-mails from this person in the future...double check the senders e-mail address to make sure it's not the "misspelled" address you're referring to. If it's a completely different e-mail account from the sender...maybe it's not misspelled...maybe that's the way the sender created it.

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    That's what I am thinking, she keeps saying no...

    It's correct when I send email...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tduran View Post
    That's what I am thinking, she keeps saying no...

    It's correct when I send email...
    In many cases folks do reply to emails from the same e-mail they are sent. But sometimes they reply from a different e-mail account. Maybe this is what the sender is doing (sometimes). Just an idea.

    The hypothetical e-mail address examples you mentioned earlier (if they are somewhat similar to the "real-world" e-mail address's you are dealing with)...look too similar to be misspellings (to me).

    They look like a "theme & variations" sort of thing that the sender may use with their e-mail accounts. Again...just a theory.

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    Even if those were fake for examples, they could still be someone's real address.
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