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How do I change "Nickname" in Mail's Previous Recipients?

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Jan 23, 2013 5:29 AM

This goes back a long long way, back to when I first joined an email writers' group using an iBook running OS 9.2.2 and using Outlook Express as an email client. One member of the group typed an extra letter in another member's nickname and it's appeared on every email ever since. (My tendency is to communicate with the group by using "Reply All" to an existing message rather than set up a special Mail Group.)

 

Now, several changes of computer and OS later, I want to change this person's incorrect Mail nickname. He isn't in my Address Book - he is in Mail's Previous Recipients, but there seems to be no way to change anything in the left hand column (Nickname). The only thing I can do is to add him to my Address Book, which I have done, and changed the name there.

 

However, I have no certainty that this will stick, and I'd like to remove this one member from my Address Book as he doesn't really need to be there. HOW do I change someone's Mail Nickname IN MAIL, without having to use Address Book?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Core2Duo 2.1GHz 20" 3GB RAM 250GB

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