How to Change the Email Sender Name in Windows Live Mail or Outlook

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How to Change the Email Sender Name in Windows Live Mail or Outlook

How to Change the Email Sender Name in Windows Live Mail or Outlook

How to Change the Email Sender Name in Windows Live Mail or Outlook

Has the person who set up your email account in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mailor Outlook Express used an odd nickname, and all your emails come from a name you did not choose and do not like? Or is it simply time for a change?

Change the From Field in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express

To change the name from which your emails are sent in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express:

  • Select Tools | Accounts… from the menu.
    • In Windows Live Mail, you may have to hold down the Alt key to see the menu.
  • In Windows Mail and Outlook Express:
    • Go to the Mail tab.
  • Highlight the desired email account.
  • Click Properties.
  • Make sure the General tab is selected.
  • Type the name you want to appear in the From: line of your emails in the Name:field under User Information.
  • Click OK.
  • Now click Close.

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