Messenger not saving names/only showing email addresses

Messenger not saving names/only showing email addresses

Post by Joe Ker » Tue, 19 Aug 2008 09:08:33

I changed my account a couple of days ago from an to account, I took my Old hotmail contacts and added them to my
new Live account, (I did all of this on a MAC), then I went online and
everything was working fine, until I decided to log off, when I logged
in again, all of my contacts names are gone and is displaying their
email addresses instead, Then I went online on ADIUM and the same thing
happened, only like 3-4 contacts are showing their names, instead of
their email, now this only happens with OFFLINE contacts, now I know
this has nothing to do with windows BUT then I tried to log in with my
old computer (with Vista) and the same thing happened there, NONE of my
OFFLINE contacts are displaying their nicknames, I had tried

Deleted Everything Messenger related on my Mac (including ADIUM)
Saved and then Deleted contact list using Windows Live Messenger
Transferred my contacts again on Vista
Moved contacts to another Group
Yes, I tried the "display names" option

Ok another thing I should mention is that if I sign in in my MAC or
VISTA computer USING Windows Messenger then all the offline contacts
that had been online DO get saved BUT it's depending on what computer
I'm using, in other words the ones that are displayed on my VISTA
computer won't show up on my MAC computer unless they signed in while I
was using my MAC computer, this is kind of hard to explain so I'm sorry
if it's confusing you.

Even if I get online using, Meebo or Ebuddy or anything Messenger
related it only displays email addresses.

I think it's a problem with the account

Please help me cause I don't know what to do anymore


Joe Kerr

1. how do i email w/ recip's name showing but not address showing?

2. how not to show Name, show only email address in To: box

I am running Outlook 2000. I have about 250 contacts in
my Contacts folder, many of which are setup with 2-3 email

For example:
Full Name: Mary and Roger Smith
Address: 111 Peach Lane
Phone Number: 555-1234
Email Address: XXXX@XXXXX.COM
Email Address2: XXXX@XXXXX.COM
Email Address3: XXXX@XXXXX.COM

My problem is that I have gotten a few complaints when I
send out emails because it is showing as being sent to a
display name like "Mary and Roger Smith" when I have only
sent an email to XXXX@XXXXX.COM .

Is there a way to change this behavior whereby the Full
Name does not show up in the To: box but instead just
shows the actual email address that is being sent to?

I hope that makes sense. This has become a problem
because Roger and Mary just got divorced and Roger got
upset because it looked to him like I had sent a personal
email to both him and his ex-wife!

Please let me know if there is a way to tell Outlook to
display only the actual email address, not the Name, of
the contact. I have tried changing the Display name but
that doesn't seem to work.

Please HELP!!

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