I'm looking to solve two related problems:
- Some people send email with display names that make no sense to me (e.g., a friend John Smith might send "The S-Man" as his display name). I want to configure my client to display all messages coming from his email address as coming from John Smith.
- Many people use multiple email addresses, sometimes with different display names, but I want to view all email from them as coming from the same person. So if John Smith uses firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, etc., I want all mail from him to show as coming from John Smith.
I've used Eudora, Thunderbird, and Outlook, but I've never found a way to address this issue. Now I'm thinking of moving to Gmail, but it doesn't seem to have a way to do this, either. Is there any client accessible from Windows (native app or web app--I'm open to both) that supports this functionality?