After 10.8 upgrade, autocomplete grabs old email addresses

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Kevin L., Nov 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2008
    This problem is driving me nuts: I upgraded to Mountain Lion, then set up iCloud to sync my Address Book, Calendar, etc. (just like I had it with Lion) however now when I go to type an email, the autocomplete feature shows me hundreds of email addresses that are NOT in my address book, or my previous contacts. I don't know where it's getting the info from. It suggests addresses of people I contacted only one time, five or six years ago! What's worse, is that it's grabbing them from my home computer's email account and auto-filling my work computer's email (I don't have .mac email accounts, nor do I have Mail synced with iCloud; they're separate email accounts from separate email servers). This never happened under 10.7 Lion.
    Does anyone know of a feature in 10.8 or iCloud that now tries to sync autocomplete data across multiple machines? More importantly, is there a way to set it so autocomplete sticks with one computer? Heck, even if I could just get it to only use my Address Book contacts I'd be happier.
  2. macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    what mail client?
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Sorry... I'm talking about Apple's Mail app.

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