how sync Mail and Address Book?

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  1. NoBob macrumors member

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    Hi,

    If I receive an email from someone, then later decide to send them a new email, I just type in their name, but Mail doesn't recognize it and says it's not a valid email address (and even though their full name appears in the From column in Mail). In Address Book I can find the name and choose 'send email'. Mail and Address Book don't seem to be in sync. Is there anything I can do?

    Thanks,
    NoBob.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Under Mail>Preferences, select the Composing preferences pane. Check the Addressing: Automatically complete addresses checkbox.
     
  3. Jack06 macrumors member

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    Hi Guys,
    After a quick search I found this thread, and it seems mail isn't auto-completing my addresses (from my address book). I've made sure to tick 'automatically complete addresses' and have even gone so far as to make sure my address book is synced with the Google server.
    It seems nothing is working.
    Anyone have any idea what could be causing it?
    Cheers
    Jack
     
  4. skybolt macrumors 6502a

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    It's possible, if you have tried several times with the same contact, that Mail is keeping the incorrect/incomplete address in its previous recipients. Go to Window and look at previous recipients. You can delete any or all that you want, and then Mail will start over using the address book entries. From time to time I delete all of the entries in there to keep things nice and clean. Just a long shot, but might be of some help to you.
     
  5. Jack06 macrumors member

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  6. Jack06 macrumors member

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    Solved!

    Hi Guys,
    Figured it out, the email addresses in address book were for their Jabber accounts, when I dragged the email address from there into the 'email' field everything worked...
    Cheers
    Jack
     

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