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Email sent through forum has wrong name.

I just sent an email to someone using the link in a post in the Business of Software forum. It went off correctly but when I received a reply I was surprised that the name it was sent under was incorrect. The reply email address was correct but the name associated with it was not the name under which I was registered but rather an old anonymous handle that I have used a few times on the forums.

In this case it wasn't a big deal but it could easily have been a problem, especially since this was a business related communication.
Stephen Martin Send private email
Monday, May 4, 2009
 
 
Hi Stephen,

The Business of Software forum is a separate install, so we wouldn't expect changes made in this forum to be reflected there.  Can you just update your profile there?
Rich Armstrong Send private email
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
 
 
Hi Rich,

The problem was that I was logged in under my user name 'Stephen Martin' but the email was sent using an anonymous handle that I have occasionally used on the BoS and JoS forums in the past.

I assume that I had an old cookie associating my email with the anonymous handle that overrode the details of the account I was logged in under.
Stephen Martin Send private email
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
 
 

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