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A way to specify sender's name and e-mail in Google (and IMAP) account [released]

asked 2013-12-24 21:48:43 +0200

Oleksii gravatar image

updated 2013-12-24 22:15:02 +0200

I have an e-mail with several aliases. I always use my alias whenever I send an e-mail, so it would be nice to be able to specify a custom sender in the Google and IMAP account settings. Currently, when you add a Google account, Jolla doesn't even give you a way to input the sender's name, so all e-mails you send from it contain only an e-mail in the From field (not even a name).

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by VDVsx
close date 2014-07-16 09:24:07.343033



Definitely needed!

Penguin ( 2013-12-24 21:52:59 +0200 )edit

Thanks for pointing out, Tanghus. Upvoted that one.

Oleksii ( 2013-12-24 21:58:20 +0200 )edit

In my case, email client send ALWAYS my login name (ISP telephoe number !!! ) sender is : 123456789 <123456789> .. WTF ?!?!? Client use always successfully log-in name, create fake name then edit to real is not workaround. This MUST be fixed ASAP .. useless now ..

Kaacz ( 2013-12-25 01:19:48 +0200 )edit

I'm quite surprised this still isn't implemented in the settings gui. Given the comments here, obviously this isn't such an edge case?!

Fuzzillogic ( 2014-06-11 00:18:34 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-07-16 09:23:57 +0200

VDVsx gravatar image

Implemented in, Tahkalampi, if there's something still missing please comment here.

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One thing I still miss is specifying sender's e-mail in Google account which is different from your login. I have several e-mail aliases in my Gmail account and usually send an e-mail as one of the aliases. For this only reason I've had to disable Email in Google account and create a separate IMAP account with the same credentials.

Oleksii ( 2014-07-24 15:41:15 +0200 )edit

I did have manually defined sender address, but now (in I can't find the setting anywhere. I use normally my carrier's common mail (...@saunalahti.fi) but I can not change sender or replyaddress to my normal forwarder address (...@iki.fi)

jpek-m ( 2014-08-25 18:47:12 +0200 )edit

@jpek-m Settings->Accounts->Your account, Display Name is the first field below "Details" section. To change email address, open pulley menu select "Server settings", first field in that new page.

VDVsx ( 2014-08-25 18:51:22 +0200 )edit

Thank you, there it was!

jpek-m ( 2014-08-25 18:54:54 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-12-26 19:59:03 +0200

mcfrisk gravatar image

For Finns, the use case is using @iki.fi address with some other email providers servers via imap and smtp. The ag-tool solution enables @iki.fi address usage with kapsi.fi provider for example.

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answered 2013-12-26 17:44:09 +0200

Workaround for me to fix sender name (not only mail alias):

ag-tool update-service ACCOUNTID email string:fullName="Your Fullname"

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Thank you very much, that's work great.

Ithier ( 2014-01-07 00:30:23 +0200 )edit

Note ACCOUNTID is a number which you can find by command "ag-tool list-services". - Dislike!

jpek-m ( 2014-04-15 23:39:07 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-12-25 19:27:49 +0200

Khertan gravatar image

updated 2013-12-26 01:43:00 +0200

Oleksii gravatar image

You can set up manually until UI is fixed with libaccounts-glib-tools

pkcon install libaccounts-glib-tools

ag-tool list-accounts

ag-tool list-settings <account id>

ag-tool update-service <account id> <service name> (int|uint|bool|string):<key>=<value>

ag-tool update-service YOURACCOUNTID email string:emailaddress=YOUREMAIL

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thx for the text formatting

Khertan ( 2013-12-26 00:39:46 +0200 )edit

Would it be difficult to turn this into a pulley menu setting?

simo ( 2013-12-26 00:41:07 +0200 )edit

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