Clear cache for Global Address List in Mail.app?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by palebluedot, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. palebluedot macrumors 6502a

    palebluedot

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    Along time ago I enabled global address lists for my university exchange email server. I disabled the contact list but all the hundreds of thousands of emails still propagate on the mail.app address selection box. This has become quite a problem for accidentally clicking the wrong emails, etc. Is there anyway I can mass wipe the cache without having to delete my iPhone backup and restore fresh (I like to keep all my old text messages).

    I know you can delete 1 by 1 but that would take me forever.
     
  2. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

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    Did you try deleting the mail account and making it again? Since it's exchange you won't lose anything.

    Also try removing the device from OWA.
     
  3. palebluedot thread starter macrumors 6502a

    palebluedot

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    Thanks for your response. I tried that but unfortunately when I readded the email the contacts showed up again from the GAL, even though it is not enabled. When I removed the account they stopped showing up. Apparently the iPhone must hold a special cache that it never gets rid of, even when you delete the account?
     

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