Email name

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by bigmo, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. bigmo

    bigmo
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    I have two email accounts which are gmail account accounts. When I go into email apps and press email accounts on the top left to edit my settings and the name that appears on my emails I am told that I cannot change the name on the server so my emails come across with the word 'main' which I suppose represents my main email on my iPad.

    Does anyone know how to change these settings ? Thanks for any help you can provide.
     
  2. MikesTooLz

    MikesTooLz
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,361
    Thanks Received:
    20
    You should be able to change the name in the email settings on the iPad.

    You should set the Description value to what you want the email account to be named on the iPad to distinguish the two.
     
  3. dMog

    dMog
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    103
    Thanks Received:
    4
    or...you can get the gmail app and set it up the way you want
     
  4. Epint

    Epint
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    I'd recommend that, too.
    ___________________________
    Airplane or car racing today? Microsoft Flight vs. Need for Speed World
     
    #4 Epint, Mar 6, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012
  5. Mickey330

    Mickey330
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,876
    Thanks Received:
    2,189
    To go with what Mike said ... you can change the descriptive names of your e-mail accounts in Settings.

    Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Accounts and select the account you wish to edit. Once the pop-up appears of your account, press the top line so you can get to what you see in this picture:

    Settings.jpg

    You can change any of those four fields. Obviously, you'll want to keep your Address and Password as what's on the account, but you can change Name and Description to whatever you want.

    After the changes are made, when you go into your Mail app - you should see the accounts with the names, like this:

    Result.jpg

    If that's what you are looking to do, I hope this helps and clarifies. If not, sorry, I didn't understand the question so never mind (although, as always, I enjoyed playing with the Skitch app :) ). Good luck.

    Marilyn
     

Share This Page