Windows 10: Need to change windows 10 email display name Solved

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home 2015
       30 Jun 2016 #1

    Need to change windows 10 email display name

    Windows 10 Email APP
    I need to update my last name.

    I go to SETTINGS
    There is no box to update ANY name change.
    I could do a work around by deleting and reinstalling the account,
    but that will delete ALL my email.
    Is there a way to get to this in regedit?

    This APP needs an update to allow for these situations.
    And in the mean time will use a dif email app, possibly Mailbird.

    Last edited by tobycat97; 01 Jul 2016 at 00:03.
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  2.    01 Jul 2016 #2

    Pissing me off too. In my Live Mail (which Microsoft told me is being stopped and have to switch over to Mail app), I can change my sender name. But in Mail app, there is no such option to change my sender name!! It's pathetic. I think the sender name is linked to the name you have in your Microsoft profile. But what if you don't want to use that name etc?? I even changed my name anyway, and it never changed it via Mail app.
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home 2015
    Thread Starter
       03 Jul 2016 #3

    I found the SOLUTION!

    To change your email name in in Windows 10 mail:
    Go to settings (the little gear),
    Click on "Manage Accounts",
    Click on the account you want to change,
    Click on "Change Mailbox Sync Settings",(see page snip)
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    There will be a box with your name there that can be edited!
    Change your name.
    Push "Done".
    Push "Save".

    Now your new draft will show your name change.
    Pass it on!!
    Last edited by tobycat97; 09 Jul 2016 at 03:38. Reason: Update
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  4.    03 Jul 2016 #4

    WLM 2012 still works fine for Email (no calendar sync) , just use the IMAP account type instead.....
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home 2015
    Thread Starter
       09 Jul 2016 #5

    See my above SOLVED info int he previous updated post on how I changed my name in Windows 10 Mail.
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  6.    09 Jul 2016 #6

    I did that Tobycat. You CAN change name in the Mail app. But you can't with a Hotmail email address. My Live Mail 2012 is still working fine currently! Lol.
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