My boss has a business email address, say
firstname.lastname@example.org, and I have him listed in Gmail contacts under his name, say "John Doe." Now, apparently his wife has a Google+ account under the name "Mary Jane" where she used his work email address,
email@example.com, to register. So what does Gmail do If I want to compose an email to my boss? If I
- try to type in "John Doe" into the to line, it does absolutely nothing; Gmail does not recognise this contact
- try to type in John Doe's email address into the to line, it autocompletes as
Mary Jane < firstname.lastname@example.org >.
You might say, well that is his fault for sharing a Google+ account with is wife using his business email address, he should just live with getting emails addressed to "Marry Jane." If I were just sending emails to him this would be fine, but often I send emails to several people where he is CCed or where others are CCed and it's very strange for those other people to see "Mary Jane" in the to line. Note this problem existed prior to this whole Google+ controversy. Is there a solution to this problem that doesn't involve me telling my boss or boss's wife to do something?