Can I change a sender's display name in Gmail?
December 14, 2009 10:06 AM Subscribe
I would like Gmail to display a sender's name as I have entered it in my contacts, not as the sender has specified it. Is this possible?
posted by Siobhan to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a contact who uses a made-up name on his email account -- so let's say email from him shows up in my inbox as being from "Bill Watson" even though his actual name is "Warren Smith." This has become sort of maddening for a number of reasons (I am always momentarily confused about who this mail is from; I think using the alias is sort of crazy; I have a close friend named Bill; etc.).
When I get an email from this person, I would like it to display in my Gmail inbox as being from Warren Smith (the name associated with this email address in my Gmail contacts). Is there a way to do this?