In 10.7's Mail.app, it shows all recipients as a blue bubble with a name in it. In order to see the email address, I have to click on the right side of the bubble, to get a pop-up menu.

This is a big pain, especially when I have more than one recipient. I can only see one address at a time.

Is there a way to get Mail.app to show me actual email addresses, either in addition to or instead of the "name" it's using?


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Open Mail.app, then go to Mail in the top menu > Preferences > Viewing > Uncheck "Use Smart Addresses".

This should display the full name of the contact plus the email address.

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