Recently I noticed that on both Spark and the default mail app, my name is being replaced as "Holiday In The United States". This is happening on all my accounts, with various email providers. I have verified my name in both System Preferences, Spark Preferences, and Mail Preferences. Additionally, I have checked my name on each email provider's settings. To clarify, I am only seeing my name as "Holiday In The United States" from my Mac, not online.

Any way I can fix this? It is really annoying having to log-in from the browser to send mail.

I am currently on a MacBook Pro Mid 2014, running Mac OS Sierra 10.12.3.


The good thing is that you haven't got a virus, or been hacked. The bad thing is this has been a bug (for want of a better word) that seems to appear from time to time and it's been around for way too long!

There is no single catch-all solution that works in all cases, so it's not so easy to provide a quick answer here. However, you may find the following online discussions useful:

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  • Wow, you would figure Apple would have figured something out in 3 years. – Rushil Srivastava Apr 6 '17 at 7:19
  • Agreed. :( All I can think of is that there must be some unusual combination of factors that result in this behaviour and they either haven't been able to determine what they are, or there's more than one combination of factors and they haven't all been identified yet. Not excusing them - I just know how hard it can be to identify what's causing something when it only happens to a relatively small number of users and is therefore hard to replicate in testing. :( – Monomeeth Apr 6 '17 at 7:25

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