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inbox problem

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    inbox problem


    My problem is that the Inbox is showing the recipient (usually me) and not the sender. How to change it so it shows the sender?

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  2. #2


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Hi Charlest44,

    Would it be possible to give a little bit more information regarding the issue for example; what program are you using as your mail client?

    That would be great so we can give you a suitable answer to your problem.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Cheers,
    Harry
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Hi Harry,

    I'm using gmail and Outlook 2010.

    Charles
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  4. #4


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    On outlook 2010, click on the ribbon "View" > reset view

    Or in the "View" Click "View Settings, "Columns" you can add the "From" Field and remove the "To" Field.

    Or in the middle you will be able to see you can change the view to "From"

    Cheers,
    Harry
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Thanks for your reply. I've tried both of those. Clicking Reset View doesn't change anything. Changing the view to From changes the order of the emails but doesn't change the headings of the emails, they're all still headed by the recipient's name, usually me.
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  6. #6


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Charles,

    This is how I do it:

    Go to the Ribbon "View", click "View Settings"

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    Click "Columns.."

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    Click on "To" and then click "Remove"
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    Then on "available columns locate "From" and click "add"

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    Double check "Show these columns in this order:" shows "from" and not "to", then click "Ok"
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    You can now see on my columns it shows "From" and not "To"

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    Hope that helps.

    Cheers,
    Harry
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