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deleting old email address in mac mail

by bgstreet57 / April 17, 2010 1:12 AM PDT

does anybody know how i can delete old addresses in my mac mail. for instance, when i type a name in the "to:" box i get a row of names appearing from which to choose from. however, i'd like to delete some of these addresses as they are no longer valid. how can i do that?

thanks in advance,

bgstreet

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I do!
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 17, 2010 4:08 AM PDT

Open Mail
Go to the Windows option in the Menu bar
Choose Previous Recipients
Select the offending one
Delete it

How's that?

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mac mail
by bgstreet57 / April 17, 2010 5:50 AM PDT
In reply to: I do!

thank you, that worked fine.

all the best,
bgstreet

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still can't delete old or invalid email addresses
by gcsteven / April 26, 2010 2:04 PM PDT
In reply to: I do!

even when I remove them from previous recipient box they're still showing up in my address book in Mail on the Mac....I don't get this? It should be super easy to delete an address permanently from the address book but I seem to be going in circles....

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Address Book in Mail
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 26, 2010 10:00 PM PDT

This does not exist.

There is only one Address Book and that is a stand alone app, usually found in the Dock, that is accessible by any application that needs information from it.
This includes the Mail app.

If, after removing the incorrect address from the previous recipients list, the address is still appearing, you may want to launch Address Book and check to see if the offending address is in there. If it is, then edit the contact and change it to the correct one.

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Address book
by gcsteven / April 27, 2010 1:27 PM PDT
In reply to: Address Book in Mail

thx, it's working for me off the address book (edit function) when launched from the dock. appreciate your assistance!

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Deleting or editing emal addresses
by gnet22 / September 19, 2011 11:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Address Book in Mail

I can find no way to delete (or edit) e-addresses in address book; neither right click, nor find a 'delete' option in edit pulldown. (I deleted address from prev recipients) I am merely trying to edit a name for an address; but I would settle for 'delete address' and 'add address'. (Don't see how to add address either.) OSX 10.6.8, mac book.

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Select an address
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 19, 2011 12:37 PM PDT

and at the bottom of the window there is an edit button.

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and to add one,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 19, 2011 12:38 PM PDT

hit the Plus sign

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Deleting old email addresses
by sophiahb / September 25, 2011 7:56 AM PDT
In reply to: I do!
Brilliant! Thanks! My email addresses now nice & tidy... Cool
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