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    I would like to change the name that is displayed in front of the subject line of the emails that I send, e.g. "John Smith".

    I have tried every way I can think of to change it, in both Windows Live Mail and Outlook 2007, all to no avail. Is there some setting panel in Windows itself where I can change the name? I am running Windows XP.

    Thanks in advance.

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    In Outlook go to tools / settings.

    Double click on the email here then change the name alongside your name.

    Whats windows live mail? Part of MSN / Windows live messenger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    Whats windows live mail? Part of MSN / Windows live messenger?
    http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview

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    From Memory in Outlook 2007, open your mail, go to tools/ Account Settings, Then from the Email Tab select change, Select your account then change the details to what ever you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    From Memory in Outlook 2007, open your mail, go to tools/ Account Settings, Then from the Email Tab select change, Select your account then change the details to what ever you want.
    Thanks, but I've already tried that, and it didn't work.

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    In general, the "From" name can be set by either the email headers or whatever name is saved against the email address in your Contact/Address Book, the last taking priority I'm sure.

    Check if your email address has been saved to your Contacts with a different first/last name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samnorr View Post
    Thanks, but I've already tried that, and it didn't work.
    What do you mean it didn't work. There is a box there marked "Your Name"
    Are you not able to change the name there to what you want, or do you change the name and it does not retain it.
    Are you clicking on Next at the bottom and then finish after you make the change.

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