Google Mail Account Name Edits

Google Mail allows you to edit the name shown on mail you send. If your legal name is Joseph but you'd like your sent mail to show "from: Joe" follow the steps below to edit your Google Mail account name. This will only change your display name in Google Mail; your email will not change.

  1. While logged into your Google Apps email, click on the settings gear drop-down on the top-right, and select "Settings"
  2. On the Settings menu, click the "Accounts" tab at the top
  3. In the "Send mail as:" section, click on "edit info" on the far left
  4. Click the button below your current name and then type the name you wish to be displayed
  5. Click on Save Changes

Information about legal name changes for University employees and students can be found on the People Finder corrections page.

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