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tduran 02-19-2014 12:21 PM

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?

pigoo3 02-19-2014 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tduran (Post 1568477)

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.

- Nick

tduran 02-19-2014 01:22 PM

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

It's correct when I send email...

pigoo3 02-19-2014 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tduran (Post 1568493)
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.:)

- Nick

bobtomay 02-19-2014 05:52 PM

Modified email addresses - never put email addresses on a public forum - unless you like receiving boat loads of spam.

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


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