If you don't delete the old email address for a contact after you enter the new one, your auto-complete list may populate the old address in the "To:" field when you compose an email. This can lead to problems, such as the recipient never seeing your email.
Short Tutorial/FAQ – How to Delete an Old Email Address from Auto-complete
Here's how to delete an old email address in these email platforms:
Mail on Mac
- Log in to your Google account, then on your browser, go to contacts.google.com.
- On the search bar on top, type the name or email address of the contact you want to remove.
- Click the contact's name or email address.
- On the upper right corner, click the three-dotted icon.
- Select Delete.
- Click Delete to confirm.
- In the Mail app on your Mac, choose Window > Previous Recipients.
- Find the address you want to delete. You can search for it or sort the list by clicking a column header.
- Click Remove From List.
- Open Outlook.
- On the Home tab, click New Email.
- In the To: field, type the first three characters of the cached name to trigger the auto-complete feature.
- Highlight the name or email address by hovering over it or using the Down Arrow key.
- Press Delete to remove the auto-complete entry.
- From Yahoo Mail, click the Contacts icon.
- Click the All tab.
- Click on the contact's name.
- Click the More options icon *** | Delete contact.
- Click OK to confirm you want the contact deleted.
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