Address Book keeps entering old addresses

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by soonadog, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. soonadog macrumors member

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    When someone changes their email address, I go to the address book, delete the old address and enter the new one. Then when I go to send them an email and start typing their name, it brings up the old address as well as the new one - so I have to select the address.

    Why is this? They are obsolete addresses and I want them to just go away! When I go the address book sure enough there is no sign of the old deleted address so I don't know why Mail is auto-filling them.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    In Mail, go to Window -> Previous Recipients. You can just delete everything in there, or just remove the ones that you don't want in there anymore.

    jW
     
  3. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Thanx! :D
     
  4. soonadog thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, thanks. That's yet another weird Mac thing that doesn't make sense and is very frustrating.

    I just assumed that the autofilled addresses were culled from my address book only. Maybe there should be a message box asking you if you want to use an address that's not in your address book - or if you want to add it to your address book, or something else that would alert you.

    Or just not remember previous manually-entered addresses if they are not in your addy book!
     
  5. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Any autofill function I've ever seen will fill in anything you ever typed into that field. I find it not only helpful but logical. It's just a matter of knowing how to edit that information, and now that you know, I'd be surprised if you ever notice it again.

    jW
     

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