4 Replies Latest reply: May 9, 2012 1:13 PM by BDAqua
stacy92130 Level 1 (0 points)

Something odd just happened.  Some of my incoming messages (mail) have my sister's name on the "To" address line.  When I mouse over or control click on the name, my email address is attached to it.  Of course, she is one of my previous recipients and is in my address book.  How did this happen and how do I fix it.   Thanks folks! 

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Roadrunner Mail
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,242 points)

    Hi Stacey,


    Look for duplicates in both previous recipiens & Address book, somewhere there are 2 names attached to one eMail addy or other parameter.

  • stacy92130 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks a bunch.  What do you suppose caused this?  I knew it was something rather simple but had never accessed the Previous Recipients list before.  Glad to have found that as well.  When people change their addresses, all of their previous ones come up when addressing an email and this requires some concentration (guessing) to remember which one is correct.  So now I can edit those as well.  Genius.  No, Super Genius!






  • stacy92130 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oops!  Not so fast.  Didn't work. 


    But this did and here's the story.  My sister recently moved so I updated her new physical address in Address Book.  Somehow, when I did that, my email address became attached to her Card.  When I checked in the card in Address Book just now (as you suggested above), there it was.  I edited the entry and this solved the problem.


    Super Genious status restored.


    Thanks again!


  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,242 points)

    Great news Stacy, thanks!