Oct 14 2023 08:58 AM - edited Oct 14 2023 09:06 AM
Oct 14 2023 09:51 PM
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If you want to modify the sender name, you must make changes in the People (Contacts) section. You can add or edit the contact and change the first and last name or add another name according to your preference.
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Oct 15 2023 04:47 AM
@Teresa_Cyrus What I mean is, if my email address is email address removed for privacy reasons, when I send an email to someone, they see email address removed for privacy reasons as the sender. I want them to see 'John M Doe'.
I the old Windows 10 Mail program, you could go into the account set up and modify the sender name to change what the recipient would see.
Oct 15 2023 12:54 PM
Your username is synced with your Microsoft account, so if you manage to edit your Microsoft account - then after 24 hours your Outlook sender name will change (but this will change all Microsoft services) So don't do it hastily :)
Oct 15 2023 09:32 PM - edited Oct 15 2023 09:33 PMSolution
@Bjh4850 The sender name for IMAP accounts is not editable.
For outlook.com and Microsoft 365 Work or School accounts, it picks the name up from the server.
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Oct 16 2023 11:11 AM
I apologize for the delayed response. You have received a couple of options from other users. Did you get your question answered?
Nov 18 2023 06:32 PM
I hope this feature (setting sender name on IMAP accounts) is added soon. I am using my iCloud account on the New Outlook, and otherwise it works very well.