Re: changing my display name in windows live mail?


Robin Frost
 

Hi,
I’m using Version 2012 (Build 16.4.3528.0331) of Windows Live Mail.
 
and no matter how hard I try I cannot reproduce Gene’s findings. If I launch Windows Live Mail and invoke alt f as described then navigate to options and then mail it shows no means of selecting account there as I reported before. the only tabs are as follows:
General, Read, Receipts, Send, Compose, Signatures, Spelling, Connection and Advanced. Within none of those tabs are a list of email accounts from which to choose so as to reach their individual properties.
Perhaps the options presented differ based on whether the accounts are pop versus IMAP? That’s the only difference I can even imagine would cause this area not to show that which Gene reports.
but at least there is another way to get there as I indicated before. Either way I hope Shirley is able to achieve that which she wishes.
Robin
 

From: Gene
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2017 6:45 PM
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] changing my display name in windows live mail?
 
They are there.  You have to open properties after you find the account you want in the list. 
this is similar or identical to what you do in Outlook Express.  My impression is the person is familiar with Outlook express so she can probably do this if she wishes using what I gave as instructions.
 
Gene
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From: Robin Frost
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2017 5:36 PM
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] changing my display name in windows live mail?
 
Hi,
In the most recent and last version of Windows Live Mail if you navigate to those email account options it is my experience that which Shirley is seeking isn’t there.
It can however be found if focusing on the email account in question in the tree view of the program, right clicking and opening up the properties for that account. then in the general tab you can either change the name of the account in question or the display name which appears on outgoing messages.
I hope that helps.
Robin
 
 
From: Gene
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2017 6:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] changing my display name in windows live mail?
 
The new version of Windows Live Mail uses ribbons and, as in ribbon programs in general, there is one menu where many commonly used items are placed.
 
I shall assume you are using the ribbon version.
Press alt, then type f to open the single menu.
Down arrow to options and press enter.  You are now in a submenu.  Find e-mail accounts in that submenu and press enter.
A dialog opens that is very similar to an Outlook Express dialog.  If you have problems finding what you want, ask here. 
I could have just given you the short cut key sequence but you can learn a lot about the program by looking through the menu and submenu.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Many of us
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2017 4:12 PM
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] changing my display name in windows live mail?
 
Hi Mike,
Unfortunately, that did not  work.
I am not sure OE uses the same types of commands as win live mail does. I know a lot about oe but not so much about live mail.
Thanks for trying to help though.
shirley
 
From: Mike B.
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2017 9:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] changing my display name in windows live mail?
 
Hi Shirley,
 
I thought I had read somewhere that changing the display name in WLM is the same or similar as changing it in Outlook Express.  If so, here are the steps for OE, & please let us know if they work.
 
Changing display name in OE
1. go to the tools menu while in OE.  With, Alt + T.
 
2. Press the letter A and you will land on the Accounts Dialog, with Focus on the list of available accounts.
 
3. select the account that you want to change by pressing the up or down arrow to select it.
 
4. Tab to the properties button or just hit alt+P.
 
5. press tab until Jaws says "name edit." This edit field will have your display name in it.
 
6. Delete the name if you want to, and put in the new name that you want displayed.
 
7. Tab to the apply button and press enter.
 
8. Press enter a second time.
 
9. Press escape or tab to the close button and press enter.
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
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----- Original Message -----
From: Many of us
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Sent: Friday, June 23, 2017 1:32 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] changing my display name in windows live mail?
 
hi
so i’ve just started using this as my email client after some time of not using it and i am not sure how i go about changing my display name?
shirley

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