How to Change the Name of Your Email Account in the Mail App

Change the name of your Mail account in the Mac Mail app.
2 minutes

If you've recently added a new email account to the Mail app on your Mac, then you know that your email will usually appear in the sidebar as is. This means that whatever your email is, generally at least, usually appear in the sidebar. This can be a bit annoying, especially if your email is too big to fit in the sidebar of the Mail app.

If you have multiple emails that are all very similar, this can be especially confusing. It can, however, be easily changed by changing the description name of that email in system preferences. Once the description name is changed, your email will appear with that description in the sidebar of the Mail app on your Mac.

In this guide, I show you how to change the name that appears in the sidebar of the Mail app on your Mac in under two minutes. Let's get started!

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Open the Mail App

First, open the Mail app.

Click "Mail"

Now, click "Mail" in the upper left-hand corner of the Menu Bar.

Select the Email Account

Click on the email account that you would like to change the name of.

Click "Details"

Select "Details."

Change the Description

Enter in how you want your email to appear in the sidebar. For example, I prefer it display "Howchoo" instead of my email.

Click "OK"

Once you are done, click "OK."

Add a new account to the mail app on your Mac.
2 minutes

If you are new to Mac, or simply don't consider yourself tech-savvy, you may be struggling to do some of the everyday tasks necessary to use your Mac.