How to Change the Email Sender Name in Microsoft Outlook

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When you send an email in Outlook, the recipient sees your name in the From: field. You have full control over this name—you can change it to whatever you like without affecting the delivery process at all.

Here's how to do it:

  1. Select File > Account Settings > Account Settings.

  2. Choose the email account you want to change from the list that appears. Click Change.

  3. Look for Your Name in the settings pane and enter the name you'd like to appear in the From: line of your emails.

  4. Click Next.

  5. Click OK.