Basic Mail Question

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  1. reykjavik macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2004
    Whenever I start to type in my fathers email address Mail usually finishes it for me, which is great, however, over the years it has for some reason tacked on his address over and over again. Now when I start to type in his name, it fill sin a paragraph long version of his email address, all of them being the same thing (except some have a capital letter in them).

    How do I fix this or get rid of it entirely and start from scratch with only this one email address?
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Mail gets that info from Address Book. Open Address Book and see what it says under his e-mail address. If that's where the problem is coming from, just edit it there in Address Book and you should be all set.
  3. reykjavik thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2004

    Thats what I originally thought, but when I went there, not only was that long string of addresses not there, but there was no email address listed for him at all.
  4. snickelfritz macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2003
    Tucson AZ
    I'm not sure about this, but mail may be getting the auto-complete from the sent messages folder.
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    In Mail, select Window -> Previous Recipients from the menus. Type in a portion of this individual's e-mail address into the search bar. If you find any entries for this person, highlight them and select "Remove From List." This is the management system for the "previous recipients" history of e-mail addresses that are not in your address book. :)
  6. reykjavik thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2004

    That did it, thanks so much!

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