Every time I email someone my full name and email address comes up and I don’t
want that to happen, I just want my email address to show on their email. How
can i fix this?
Hotmail automatically fills in the “From:” address in the mail you send with your
email address, and your name.
Changing your name is actually fairly simple, but getting exactly
what you want? Not so much.
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To change your user name, sign in to Hotmail, and then click the
Options link in the upper right:
Then click on Personal on the list that shows up on the far
left, and then click on My Profile.
On the resulting page you’ll find places to put your First
name and Last name. Those are combined to become the
name that is displayed with your email address on the “From:” line in your sent
So change those, click save, and you’re done. Right?
Not quite. There are two potential issues.
First, you might need to sign out and sign back in again for the
changes to “take”. The change took immediately for me when I tried it out for
this article, but I’ve also read of people experiencing delays.
Another problem I did experience is that I was unable to
erase my name. The erase “took” – my name showed up as “Leo” with no
last name, but the test emails I sent still said “Leo Notenboom”.
My assumption, then, is that the first and last name cannot be blank – they
need to be set to something. Setting the last name to a period, for example,
worked. So if your email address is “firstname.lastname@example.org” you might consider
setting your “First name” to “example”, and your last name to “@hotmail.com”,
which would simply duplicate the email address information your recipient