Include Your Name in Your Email Address
January 2013 – by Per Christensson
Have you ever wondered why some email messages your receive include the person's name in the From field, while others just include an email address? The reason is that some people set up their email accounts properly, while others do not.
When configuring your email account, look for a field labeled "Full Name" or "Name" and make sure to enter your name correctly before saving the account settings. This will allow the email client or webmail system to append your name to your email address whenever you send a message. It will show up as "Your Name
Including your name when setting up your email account has two primary benefits: 1) It clarifies who you are to your recipients, and 2) it prevents your emails from being labeled as spam.
Whether you use an email program like Microsoft Outlook or Apple Mail, or a web-based solution, like Hotmail, Gmail, or Yahoo! Mail, it is worth taking a moment to make sure your full name has been entered correctly in your email account settings. You can then send a test email to yourself to make sure your name shows up in the From field.