Why are the commits I make from my own PC shown as unknown?

I have already set my global username/email and a repository specific username/email from the SourceTree terminal and it works for the web updates. But still the commits I make from my own PC are shown as unknown to myself and my teammates. How can I fix this problem? Also, the terminal shows my commands under my PC's name, could it be the cause of this problem?

Thanks in advance!

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The "unknown" and using your PC's name would suggest that your own PC's local copy of the git repository doesn't have an email configured.

On your own PC open a terminal and `cd` to your git repository. Run the following the command to config your email address.

`git config --global user.email "MY_NAME@example.com"`

To make your old commits display the correct user you can add an alias for your PC's name in your BitBucket repository: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BITBUCKET/Set+your+username+for+Bitbucket+actions#SetyourusernameforBitbucketactions-Aliasconfiguration 

Thank you, Alan! It did help to solve my problem. Also, I had forgot to set the name from SourceTree/Options.

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