How do I change how my name appears in email?

This article describes how to set the name on outgoing emails. With the exception of Exchange, the name can be customized directly in each email client you use. Below are a few examples:


  1. Log in to GoogleApps@UIC Gmail.
  2. Click on Settings in the upper right.
  3. In the mail settings, click the Accounts tab.
  4. Click edit info to the right in the Send mail as: box, and add and select your modified name.


Basic Email account users can customize how their name when sending email using Webmail:

  1. Select Options in the menu bar and click on the Personal Information link.
  2. Edit the selection under Full Name to change how your name will display in outgoing emails.


When using Exchange, Outlook and Outlook Web App (OWA) use personal information from the UIC Phonebook to set the name on outgoing emails. Currently, the only way to change how your name is displayed when sending email is to update your name through the UIC Phonebook.

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Last updated: 

June 07, 2013

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