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NameFromContact for Microsoft Outlook 2010/2013/2016

Updated: 10-October-2017

NameFromContact has been created to change the Display Name of incoming email as you defined.


Let's suppose you have an email correspondent John Doe whose email address is 'John F. Doe' <>.
In Outlook you have added to Contacts with display name Mr.Doe.
When you send him a message, in your Sent items it displays as Mr.Doe.
When you receive a message from him, in your Inbox displays as 'John F. Doe' <>.

You'd like to see Mr.Doe <> in your Inbox items whenever you receive a message from him.

How does it work?

When you receive a message NameFromContact tool detects the sender address and searches for it in Contacts. If this address is in Contacts, a tool retrieve the Display Name from the contact item and mark the message with category. You see the name you have assigned to the sender.

NameFromContact - picture #1

Current version:

The utility is an Outlook COM add-in.


  1. Download archive file to any folder on your workstation and unpack it. Execute NameFromContact32.msi file and follow the instructions.

  2. Run Outlook. Select File > Options > Add-ins and make sure that NameFromContact exists in "Active Application Add-ins" list.


  1. Make sure you have created a contact for the external sender whose name you want to modify.

  2. Receive a message and check if you see additional info as shown on the picture above.

NameFromContact has been tested with Outlook 2010/2013/2016 32-bit.


Click Start, select Control Panel, select Programs and features, select NameFromContact in the list. Right-click and select Uninstall. Follow the instructions.

This application is free of charge if you are using it for your individual non-commercial purposes.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide support services to users of freeware IvaSoft products.


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