iOS7 Contacts showing ALL email addresses not just those in contacts??

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by qwimjim, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2011
    My contacts are all in gmail, in iOS6 when I would compose an email and start writing someones name it would only give me choices of emails of people i had in my contacts.. now in IOS7 it gives me those plus any email address it finds in any email in my inbox.. this means that if i type "mike" it shows me every mike that every emailed me or was cc'd on an email i received instead of just showing me the 3 mikes that i have in my contacts.

    i can click "delete from recents" but it would be ridiculous to have to do that for hundreds of addresses, and then they would just start accumulating again as soon as i got email from people not in my contacts..

    anyone know how to fix this? it's utterly idiotic.
  2. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2011
  3. macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2010
    Pretty sure it did that before iOS 7. Perhaps I'm thinking of OS X though, which has definitely given you a list of previous recipients for some time.

    I prefer it that way, there are plenty of people I don't necessarily consider 'contacts' who I'll email every now and again.
  4. macrumors regular


    Apr 7, 2010
    Until a couple of days ago, I was using Google as my email/calendar/contacts provider, and I attributed this "feature" to having something to do with Google's services. But apparently it doesn't. I am using Office 365 now, and I am still having the same problem you are. I get an email from Flickr every four months or so, to which I don't reply nor do I read it, but promptly erase. Yet Mail now offers Flickr's no-reply address as one of suggested recipients when I create a new message and type "n" to begin the name of the recipient - because the Flickr address begins with "no-reply@". This is downright idiotic. I don't even store email in Exchange, I either delete after responding, save as PDF, or forward to Evernote. I guess Mail automatically saves every address it detects in arriving, non-spam email. I wish there was some way to disable that.

    These aren't previous recipients though. That I wouldn't have a problem with.
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2011
    exactly, it never used to do this, it's an ios 7 thing because it doesn't do it on my ipad thats running ios 6. why they would do this and not add an option to disable is mind boggling..

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