Email Identity - Manage Your Display Name

Last Updated: 07/03/2013

Overview

The instructions below explain how to set your display name in different email clients, as well as within web mail applications.

*Note: Exchange accounts using ActiveSync rather than IMAP, manage display names through Identity Manager.

Apple Mail - Gmail

  1. Select Preferences... from the Mail menu.
  2. Select the Accounts tab, if necessary.
  3. In the Full Name text field, enter your desired display name.
  4. Close the window.
  5. Click Save when the prompt appears.

Outlook 2011 - Gmail

  1. Select Accounts... from the Tools menu.
  2. In the Full Name text field, enter your desired display name.
  3. Close the window.

Outlook 2010 & 2013 - Gmail

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. From the Account Settings drop-down, select Account Settings…
  3. Select the your account, and then click Change…
  4. Enter your desired display name in the Your Name: text field.
  5. Click the Next > button.
  6. Click Finish.
  7. Close the Account Settings window.

Thunderbird - Exchange and Gmail

  1. Click on the account address in the left side menu.
  2. In the Accounts section click on View settings for this account.
  3. Enter your desired display name in the Your Name: text field.
  4. Click OK.

Exchange Outlook Web App

Gmail Web Client

  1. Login to https://gmail.colorado.edu
  2. Click on the Cog icon in the top right of the window, and click Settings.
  3. Click Accounts and Import.
  4. In the Send mail as: section, click edit info.
  5. Enter your desired display name in the open text field.
  6. Click Save Changes.
  7. Make sure your new display name is the default name.

Windows 8 Mail

  1. From the Charms bar (right side menu) click Settings.
  2. Click Accounts.
  3. Click on your account.
  4. In the Your Name field enter your desired display name.

Email Display Names Video