In Gmail, my email address is replaced by "me" in emails and chats, etc.

Is there a way to replace this "me" by anything else, such as the actual name of the person?

Sometimes "me" is not actually me!

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Gmail will always show "me" for your Gmail address.

If you are using "send mail as" addresses, untick "Treat as alias" and we should stop showing "me" for those addresses; this is the preferred option for addresses that you send mail as but do not reflect your personal identity, such as mailing lists.

If you are seeing a problem with senders who have [email protected] as their email address, you can correct that issue by updating their information in your Gmail Contacts.

  • Good suggestion for "send mail as", but does this work for changing "me" in GTalk chats as well?
    – ala
    Apr 4, 2012 at 21:06
  • I was thinking maybe someone developed a lab option for this feature. i.e. instead of displaying "me", it could just display my name :)
    – ala
    Apr 4, 2012 at 21:13

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