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Friend's profile picture not showing in Mac mail messages

1144 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Sep 18, 2013 11:27 PM by Dogs \'n Front RSS
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Sep 14, 2013 2:22 AM

So recently I updated a friend's profile in my contacts with a picture.  As expected, future correspondences through e-mail would now show his picture in the upper right hand corner of each message, as did mine when I sent one.  At this point, I only had ONE e-mail address (a Apple/iCloud address) for him but through a discussion we were having he told me that he actually used another one more often, which was a gmail address.  So, naturally I added it to my contact profile of him but then I noticed that his picture would not appear in the future emails I got from him.  I thought perhaps it was a prioritization issue within his profile so I simply reversed the order of the emails with his gmail one showing first, then his iCloud one.  Still, nothing.

 

So, any theories as to why this is happening?  Obviously this is NOT the end of the world but I'm still curious as how to fix it so his picture shows up in emails.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,140 points)

    It is my impression that those pictures are a LOCAL phenomenon, and are not sent with the emails.

     

    If you have a recognizable contact on the receiving computer, (? In Address Book card, maybe?) and it has a picture in it, you will show the picture, and not otherwise.

     

    One of the great things about the Apple Discussions Community is that if my impression is wrong, and this works differently than my understanding, there will be a pig-pile here within a few hours as readers with the correct information post to "straighten me out".

    Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,140 points)

    Have you updated his Address Book or Contacts card with the new Email address?

    Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,140 points)

    Check also in Mail > Window > Previous Recipients ...

     

    ... the different spelling may be coming from there.

    Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,140 points)

    If the puzzling spelling did not come from your contacts, it could have come from the "Previous Recipients" list.

    Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers

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