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When your own name is misspelled in Windows Live Mail

Ever misspelled your own name in your e-mail program?Q: I am about to tear my hair out! I’ve nagged the techs who set up this computer until they duck and run. My email name is spelled wrong, and I can’t get it changed on my outgoing emails. HELP!

A: When you’ve accidentally misspelled your own name in your e-mail program, how do you correct the mistake?

If you’re using Windows Live Mail, the free e-mail program I cover in Windows 7 For Dummies, changing your own misspelled name is fairly easy. Follow these steps to correct or change your name in Windows Live Mail:

  1. Click the Start menu, and choose Windows Live Mail.
    Click the Start menu, and choose Windows Live Mail.
  2. Click the Tools menu, and choose Accounts from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Tools, and choose Accounts from the drop-down menu.

  4. Click the e-mail account you want to change, and click the Properties button.
  5. Click the name of the e-mail account you want to change, and click the Properties button.

  6. Click in the Name box, change the name to its proper spelling, and click the OK button to save your changes.
  7. Click in the Name box, change the name to its correct spelling, and click the OK button.

Windows Live Mail will update your e-mail’s “From” name to its latest spelling.

Using a program other than Windows Live Mail? Let me know, and I’ll add that program’s steps to this post.

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Comment from diane
Time August 10, 2012 at 6:30 am

thank you- thank you- thank you

Comment from Diarmuid McGettigan
Time April 30, 2016 at 11:54 am

Thank you…much appreciated…

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