A question about Gmail

September 29, 2019 at 20:30:30
Specs: several
I just tried to ask a question in the support forum for Gmail,
but when I clicked on the "Continue" button, nothing happened.
Rather than trying to figure out what went wrong there, I'll just
ask the question here.

My inbox and outbox show only the first name of each person
who sent email to me or to whom I sent email. If I send an email
to "Richard Appleby", the display shows the name as "Richard",
leaving me wondering if that is Richard Appleby, Richard Bear,
Richard Carson, Richard Dribble, or who. How can I change the
display to show the full name or the email address?

Huh. I don't know which forum to put this in.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#1
September 29, 2019 at 20:40:07
"My inbox and outbox"
Web mail or email client Jeff?

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#2
September 30, 2019 at 00:59:01
Web. I had hoped that was clear without saying it,
but I only thought so because web mail is all I use.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#3
September 30, 2019 at 01:25:57
My gmail web mail displays all info Jeff.
Googling gets this, see how you go, you may need to do more googling.
https://support.google.com/a/answer...

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#4
September 30, 2019 at 07:35:41
The names show in full in my web client. Hovering the cursor over the name produces a pop-up box with details of the sender, including the email address.

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#5
September 30, 2019 at 21:41:04
John,

I suspect that that page doesn't apply to me, since it says:

> Important: Name format settings apply only to messages sent with Gmail mobile or web apps.

and I'm using Windows Edge, not a "web app".

Also, I don't know what they are referring to by:

> Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

I'm pretty sure I don't have one of those.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#6
February 6, 2020 at 05:26:19
I propose to try different browsers, as webmail programs tend to react different to different browsers.

It can be a cache problem as well, a good method to have that sorted is to re-install Windows.

What I'm always wondering is: could it be possible to read Gmail-mails in Outlook or Thunderbird ? I guess not, because Google wants you to read their ads, but in the end, it's a mail server with a web interface.


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#7
February 6, 2020 at 11:58:17
Are there ads on the G-Mail web pages? I don't recall ever seeing one.

I'm curious what that "administrator account" is that I mentioned in my
last post.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#8
February 6, 2020 at 15:09:10
"I propose to try different browsers, as webmail programs tend to react different to different browsers."
Refer my SS below, I have all these browsers installed, the only difference in acquiring a Gmail web page, is when they have an built in VPN, such as Opera. It has to be turned off whilst establishing the connection, otherwise you cannot get the correct language.
Gmail is the same then in all browsers.
https://i.imgur.com/Dx1box5.gif

"What I'm always wondering is: could it be possible to read Gmail-mails in Outlook or Thunderbird ?"
No problem, I have the Gmail web page open all the time, any emails now wanted I Delete.
All my email clients I have configured with auto download turned off. Once I have deleted the web mail, I manually download what I want onto my comp.

Refer this SS for clients that I have installed, that can accept Gmail.
https://i.imgur.com/EhIVREQ.gif

"Google wants you to read their ads"
No ads.


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#9
February 6, 2020 at 15:14:26
"I'm curious what that "administrator account" is that I mentioned in my
last post"
Jeff, you are in the best position to sort this out, google every clue/error/other messages.
Google everything, that is all we can do.

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#10
February 6, 2020 at 15:43:36
Sometimes googling works, sometimes it doesn't.
When I ask here it is usually either because I didn't get
a useful response from a search, or because I hope that
someone here can give a better explanation. Not always.
Sometimes this is just my first choice of where to ask.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#11
February 6, 2020 at 15:49:56
"I'm curious what that "administrator account" is that I mentioned in my
last post"
Ok Jeff, I am lost, possibly heaps of screenshots, will give us a better idea of what is going on.

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#12
February 6, 2020 at 17:42:31
You may think you are lost, but I doubt you are.

You were 100% right that Googling (or DuckDucking) was the way
for me to find out what a Gmail administrator account is. I did it and
there was a simple, adequate, and uninteresting explanation.

If you want screenshots to help diagnose my original question, I can
probably do that, but I'll have to check to see if the problem I had is
still there. I haven't noticed it in a while.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#13
February 6, 2020 at 18:32:22
"You may think you are lost, but I doubt you are"
In my head, I couldn't think of any other way, because there are so many admin problems & fixes.

"If you want screenshots to help diagnose my original question"
Only if it occurs again.


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