Show contact name in email FROM field as matched to my contacts, not the sender's display name.
Currently in email views, Outlook only shows the "display name" as specified by the email sender. I would like a new "From" column/field display option that loads the contact name as specified in MY contacts list which matches the email address of the sender. You already do this for contact photos where you'll load the photo I've specified for a contact based on the sender's email address, but there is no way to show the contact's name based on the sender's email address. This is important for SMS to Email conversations where the email address is a firstname.lastname@example.org format and no display name is specified. It's also important for emails from people who don't type their full name into the display name fields on their email client apps.
Even Mozilla Thunderbird can do this.
This should be not that complicated.
Having another optional column in which to display sender's email address is necessary for users who receive voluminous messages because often messages come from different people at a domain regarding the same subject, but subject is misstated and the persons name is unknown. Another solution would be a choice option to display sender's email or name... But as is, displaying just the name does not work in high traffic situations. Sorting on the FROM column is not a solution to the issue... Being able to see the email address complete with domain is the only workable solution.
what happened to the "DRAFTS" file?
Agree. The problem is that when sorting emails after a search or in a folder by "sender"/"Receipient" same senders will show up in different places depending on whether the email was sent from online, the phone or a desktop where the use might have used different from-names, e.g. blank email, last name first, first name first or nickname depending on platform.
Outlook should somehow be able to sort based on actual emailaddress and not the alias name - either by resolving based on own contact name or by simply displaing the pure email address instead of the alias.
The ability to see a sender's e-mail address without opening a message would enable a quick way of identifying spoofed messages. For example, when a message arrives showing from UPS with a subject line of Missed delivery notification for tracking... if I could see the sender's e-mail was from #@daumarcorp.com I would know it wasn't legit without needing to open it.
J. Rodriguez commented
Have each email display the reply-to address as part of the standard way of displaying email information when you open an email from the inbox. This would help with email security.
Michael Pink commented
When "Replying" to an email received use the email address of the sender rather than find one with the sender's name in my contact list who is nothing to do with the person to whom I am replying. This is a most embarrasing error.
Typing partial information in the To: field, such as what comes after the @ sign, won't pull up a useful email address.
Example: John Anderson <jbanderATsomecompany.com>
It would be useful if I could type Ander or somecompany to pull up the address (since, somehow I have forgotten this person's name is John...).
It would be especially helpful in circumstances where they don't have a display name (just an email i.e. <jbanderATsomecompany.com>), because now I remember his name is John, but in this instance typing that won't bring his email up.
When sorting emails by the from category I get multiple display names come up for the same email address making the search redundant for looking at emails from a particular sender.
It would be useful if outlook identified all display names with the same email address and bundled them into the same place in the search so that for example when I am looking up emails from email@example.com it bundles all emails with display name Joe 123 and Joseph 123 into the same place without 5 other display names between them.
It is particularly frustrating when trying to find old emails from a person with the same email, but multiple display names that are sitting in multiple folders across outlook.