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Summary: In our latest blog post, we’ve decoded the process of changing ‘Your Name’ in Outlook, ensuring that your email identity reflects your preferences accurately. Whether you’re using the latest versions like Outlook 2016 or older ones like Outlook 2007, we’ve got you covered with clear, step-by-step instructions. Additionally, we explore an alternative method through the Control Panel. We’ve hinted at the remarkable Kernel Outlook PST Repair tool —a complete solution for PST-related issues and Outlook optimization.

Your name in Outlook holds significant importance, as it’s the identifier attached to every email you send through the platform. There are various reasons why someone might wish to change their Outlook name, and the process is relatively straightforward. In this blog post, we dedicate ourselves to this topic, guiding you on how to change your name within Outlook, whether you have an Outlook account or not.

Change Your Name with Outlook

  • To modify ‘Your Name’ in Outlook 2010 or any newer versions, particularly Outlook 2013 or beyond, which is highly likely, please follow the steps outlined below. In this demonstration, we are using Outlook 2016 as our reference version.
    1. Start with clicking on the File tab on the upper left corner of the screen.
    2. In the Info tab click on the Account Settings drop-down and click on the Accounts Settings.
    3. A dialogue of Account Settings will open, where, in the Email tab you need to select the email account, of which name you want to change. Select the email account and click on Change.
    4. Now, in the ‘Your Name’ box enter the name you desire and click on Next.
    5. Once you click on next, the Outlook will run the test. Once the tests are completed, click on Close.
    6. At last, you will get the notification that ‘We have all the information we need to set up your account.’ Click on Finish there, and your name is changed.
  • Change Your Name in Outlook 2007 If you happen to be an Outlook 2007 user, the process for changing your name will vary slightly. Please refer to the following steps to update your name in this version.
    1. Start with clicking on the Tools option.
    2. From the menu, select Account Settings.
    3. In the Account Settings dialogue box select E-mail tab, click on your account and then click on the Change button.
    4. In the Change E-mail Account dialogue box, enter your name in the User Information box.
    5. Click on Next to proceed, and then click Finish when the changes are done.
  • Change Your Name without Outlook Alternatively, you can change your name without using Outlook by making adjustments through the Control Panel. Here’s how you can do it:
    1. Open Control Panel, by clicking on the Control Panel button listed in the Start menu.
    2. Now, click on the Mail, if your view settings are set on Large Icons.
    3. Now select Email Accounts.
    4. Under the Email tab, select your account and click on Change.
    5. Now enter your name in User Information and click on Next.
    6. Once the testing is done click on Close.
    7. Click on Finish to complete.

So, you’ve now learned how to change ‘Your Name’ in Outlook using various methods. While this issue is resolved, what about other Outlook-related problems? Using Outlook inevitably means encountering potential technical issues down the line, especially concerning PST files. Given that PST files are crucial for Outlook and any issues with them can be concerning, you might wonder if there’s a comprehensive solution available. The answer is yes.

Kernel Outlook Suite

The Kernel Outlook Suite offers a comprehensive solution to address all PST-related issues and provide assistance with various Outlook-related tasks. This suite comprises four distinct PST-related software tools, namely:

  1. Kernel for Outlook PST Repair: This tool is designed to repair, recover, and restore corrupt PST files, ensuring the integrity of your Outlook data.
  2. Kernel for PST Compress & Compact: It helps you efficiently manage large-sized PST files by compressing and compacting them, optimizing their performance.
  3. Kernel for PST Split: This tool allows you to split large PST files into smaller, more manageable segments, enhancing Outlook’s efficiency.
  4. Kernel for Outlook Duplicates: It efficiently removes duplicate entries from PST files, streamlining your Outlook data.

These tools perform these essential functions while preserving all attachments and are compatible with all versions of Outlook and Windows. With the Kernel Outlook Suite, you have a versatile set of tools to tackle various PST-related challenges and optimize your Outlook experience.


The Kernel Outlook Suite brings together a collection of essential software tools that prove highly advantageous for Outlook users in various scenarios. Each of these software applications operates independently, enabling users to employ them as needed for specific tasks. This suite not only enhances Outlook’s productivity but also empowers users to efficiently manage their PST files and accomplish specific actions with ease.

Kernel for Outlook PST Repair