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How to configure Apple Mail.app to show name from mail headers "From: " field and not from Contacts.app???

Apple Mail.app shows me always the name from Contacts.app (card is a read only download from global catalog), e.g.:

  • "Service Address" front-desk@ourcompany.net

But we have more than one who use this address. And this people configure there clients as follow:

  • name: "person1 first last" / address: front-desk@ourcompany.net
  • name: "person2 first last" / address: front-desk@ourcompany.net
  • name: "person3 first last" / address: front-desk@ourcompany.net

When I look to the mail headers, there are the correct names inside, but in Apple Mail.app the list view shows only:

  • "Service Address" front-desk@ourcompany.net

So I'm not able for differing the sender of mail without reading this.

And I do not want to manage a private address card for this address, because the people behind this address are changing all 4-6 weeks! The version I use before has done this correct, is El Captain a downgrade or have I to change to Thunderbird?

  • this depends not on "Smart Addresses"! – mccpts Mar 22 '16 at 0:11
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Simply switch off Smart Addresses.
Prefs > Viewing > Use Smart Addresses

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Then, instead of Fred Bloggs it will read Fred Bloggs <f.bloggs@abc.com>

  • this depends not on "Smart Addresses"! the "Smart Addresses" option do only change the view between "Addressbook Name" and "Addressbook name <user@email.address>" – mccpts Mar 22 '16 at 0:11

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