Deleting old autofill address not in address book?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Thatoneguy2, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Thatoneguy2 macrumors member

    Dec 12, 2007
    How do I delete old e-mail addresses from Mac Mail that are no longer in the address book? I have deleted peoples old addresses from the address book application, yet when I start typing their name in the "to" line, all these old addresses still show up and get in the way of going right to their latest and current e-mail address.
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    As I told the last person who asked this without searching in Mail go Window->Previous Recipients and remove them there
  3. skybolt macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2005
    Nashville, TN, USA
    I find it helpful to delete ALL entries from that file from time to time. Keeps me from sending email to the wrong person. Has no effect on your address book at all.
  4. Thatoneguy2 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 12, 2007
    Thanks, did a search, found nothing. That fixed it. I was looking under mail preferences ----> composing ------> automatic address filling.

    Thanks guys

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