How to change/delete an email address autofill

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  1. flyguy451 macrumors regular

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    I have an email address with an error in it and every time I start to enter an address into the "to" field it will autofill. How can I edit this address or delete it altogether? I know I can edit it in the "to" spot but then next time it pops up incorrectly again.

    thanks
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  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  3. flyguy451 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, it is. Sorry for not mentioning that.

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  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Well I don't know the answer to the question, but they must be stored somewhere...
     
  5. flyguy451 thread starter macrumors regular

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    haha! I know, but where?
     
  6. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Mail - Window - Previous Recipients (?)
     
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Yeah that looks very promising, good find :).
     
  8. flyguy451 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I didn't know about that feature, unfortunately deleting the address with the error from this list doesn't remove it from autofilling in the "to" field - it's still there!
     
  9. flyguy451 thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK, I have solved the problem.

    Thanks to those who made suggestions, especially xUKHCx, as this was the best clue. Although clearing the error from "Previous Recipients" wasn't the full answer it pointed me in the right direction. Doing a spotlight search lead me to a duplicate entry in my address book. I had checked the address book several times but since the error was buried in the dupe entry I never noticed it until I did a search using the actual spelling of the error as the search criteria - voila - I fixed that error and now it autofills correctly.
     
  10. chkdg8 macrumors 6502

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    I forgot about this. Thanks. Btw, I laughed at your tone. Classic!
     
  11. Weggl macrumors newbie

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    How to change/delete an email address autofill

    Delete an Email Address from Auto-Complete in Mac OS X Mail

    To remove an email address from the auto-complete list in Mac OS X Mail:

    Start typing the recipient's address or name in a new message.
    Select the desired address from the auto-complete list as if you'd compose an email to them.
    Click the small down arrow in the recipient.
    Select Remove from Previous Recipients List from the menu.
     
  12. DiegoMartinTT macrumors newbie

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    Deleting email addresses

    Weggl-

    The first two steps went fine.

    1. Start typing the recipient's address or name in a new message.
    2. Select the desired address from the auto-complete list as if you'd compose an email to them.

    The problem is with #3, where I don't see Recipient or a down arrow.

    3. Click the small down arrow in the recipient.
    4. Select Remove from Previous Recipients List from the menu.

    Diego
     
  13. DiegoMartinTT macrumors newbie

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    Deleting email addresses

    I spoke too soon - I fiddled around and found it. Many thanks.
    Diego
     
  14. RobinsPal macrumors newbie

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    Remove old E-mail addresses in autofill in Mail

    Open Mail
    Click "Window" that is up at the top right of the Apple logo :apple:
    Click Previous Recipients
    In the search bar, type the name that you are looking for
    Click the address that you want to remove
    Click Remove From List;)
     

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