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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail contacts

01 May 2013   #11
Shiron

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Windows Live Mail contacts

hi robin9 thanks for your reply BUT that's not what I want. I want the persons name I am sending the email to shown AS FIRST NAME FOLLOWED BY LAST NAME.


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01 May 2013   #12
Shiron

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Windows Live Mail contacts

HiRobin9, thanks for reply BUT that's not what I am looking for. I want the persons name to show on my email message as John Doe instead of Doe, John. I have found the only way to accomplish this is to sort my contacts by first name and then select from my list by looking in contacts by first name and selecting from there then it does show John Doe. However it is MUCH easier to look up contacts using last names. Oh well, I guess when Microsoft changed from Outlook Express which does give you a "display name" for your contacts to WLM they didn't choose to do the same. Thanks again.
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01 May 2013   #13
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Hello Shiron,
You should never post your email address (or any personal info) in a public forum or website.
You could get hit with a lot of spam, or worse.
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01 May 2013   #14
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shiron View Post
HiRobin9, thanks for reply BUT that's not what I am looking for. I want the persons name to show on my email message as John Doe instead of Doe, John. I have found the only way to accomplish this is to sort my contacts by first name and then select from my list by looking in contacts by first name and selecting from there then it does show John Doe. However it is MUCH easier to look up contacts using last names. Oh well, I guess when Microsoft changed from Outlook Express which does give you a "display name" for your contacts to WLM they didn't choose to do the same. Thanks again.
Very strange because I can put the first name then last and when picking this contact to send an email it goes exactly like it was in the contact I created
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02 May 2013   #15
Marshalhubs

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shiron View Post
I am talking about the name that shows on my message such as John Doe instead of Doe,John.
I fully understand about the contact list sorting.
Hi,

Same discussion over here : contacts first name last name live mail - Microsoft Community
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02 May 2013   #16
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

good catch Marshalhubs

just in case he did not see it this was what they said to do


Open WLMail, open Contacts (Ctrl + 3), Sort by, choose First name.
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02 May 2013   #17
Shiron

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Windows Live Mail contacts

OK OK I give up...I have my contacts sorted: first name first.
Now when I go to send I have to scroll down and select by first name.
Lets call this thread closed.
Thanks to all who helped...
Shiron
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03 May 2013   #18
Marshalhubs

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
good catch Marshalhubs

just in case he did not see it this was what they said to do


Open WLMail, open Contacts (Ctrl + 3), Sort by, choose First name.
Hi,

Thanks robin
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03 May 2013   #19
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shiron View Post
OK OK I give up...I have my contacts sorted: first name first.
Now when I go to send I have to scroll down and select by first name.
Lets call this thread closed.
Thanks to all who helped...
Shiron
Are you aware you can filter the contact list when you are sending an email?
You can enter Jones, so all contacts with Jones should be listed, even if the contacts are sorted by First Name and you are looking for Jones as a Last Name.

Also, did you ever answer Post #7 by BrightBlessings about seeing Windows Live Essentials listed in Programs and Features?
If it's not listed there, I think you have some issues.
If it is listed, you should be able to do a Repair, if necessary.

With WLM 2011 I can Sort by First Name, search (and select) by Last Name, and the email shows First-Name, Last-Name in the To field.
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