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delete old email addresses that pop up in pick list.

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delete old email addresses that pop up in pick list. rmargolis 6/25/09 4:02 PM
How can I delete old email addresses of people I email? The ones that pop up in a pick list when I am sending an email. Thanks.
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Re: delete old email addresses that pop up in pick list. Fuzzy 7/8/09 8:18 PM
Go into your contacts and update the incorrect addresses.
Re: delete old email addresses that pop up in pick list. ttsquared 7/13/09 10:29 PM
So why is it that Google hasn't solved this yet.  I asked years ago.  MS Outlook makes it easy to delete old email address that pop up automatically......with all the genius at google?
 
Also in reading all the explanations of Archiving nowhere does it say if the archive is still counted in your 7000GB.  It seems logical that it is, but I'd hate to find out that I've been deleting unnecessarily....
 
Adjusting Contacts isn't a cure in my case as I don't use it.....
 
If anyone knows how pls let me know.....ttsquared@gmail.com
Re: delete old email addresses that pop up in pick list. Fuzzy 7/14/09 5:29 AM
It is easy to delete. This is the same method I use on my mail programs (Lotus Notes and Mozilla Thunderbird).

As for quota, it says "Gmail offers more than 5 GB of free storage for your messages and attachments ... including those in Spam and Trash.". That is pretty clearly saying that everything counts.

And the page for What is 'All Mail'?, it says "All Mail is your archive, a storage place for all the mail you've ever sent or received, but have not deleted."
Re: delete old email addresses that pop up in pick list. gpm 10/1/09 2:49 PM
i figured it out! i was having the same problem when composing new messages.  go to contacts and click on all contacts, check the ones to be deleted and then click on delete group.  if you can't find the email address you want to delete (because you haven't used it in awhile) try typing it in the search bar, other contacts will show and then click on the addresses to be deleted and then delete group.  the other contacts worked for me!  good luck!
Re: delete old email addresses that pop up in pick list. lisag1973 11/8/09 6:43 PM
Didn't help me at all! I have deleted the old addresses from my Contacts, yet still they apear in the pick-list!!! Very frustrating as it makes that list worse than useless...
Re: delete old email addresses that pop up in pick list. Fuzzy 11/8/09 7:45 PM
Did you delete them from All Contacts or just Recent Contacts?
Re: delete old email addresses that pop up in pick list. PaulaF42 3/2/10 6:59 PM
I just did this and it works PERFECTLY, but you have to click on ALL CONTACTS to delete the old addresses, not just "my contacts" which is basically your address book.
 
So click on Contacts, then "All Contacts"
there you will see the list of everyone you ever wrote an email to.
Delete the bad ones from there, and then they do not appear on the drop down pick-list
 
Finally.. this is solved !
good luck everyone !
paula
Re: delete old email addresses that pop up in pick list. edward brown 3/12/10 7:40 PM
to delete an old email address for one of your contacts go to search contacts enter the old unused address it come up under other contacts then click delete contact it will be deleted and nolonger come up in the list of suggested addresses fo that contact it must be magic
Re: delete old email addresses that pop up in pick list. Here in Van Nuys 11/3/10 4:21 PM
I still have multiple emails coming up under a name when I type it in. Even after that name only has one current email address listed in contacts.
Re: delete old email addresses that pop up in pick list. nsr.exd 11/8/10 4:42 AM
1. Click on Contacts (below Mail) on the left hand side bar. 
2. Locate the contact you wish to delete. If you have not stored it under a name, then you will find it by clicking on the  "Other Contacts" link. 
3. Select the desired contact by clicking onto its check box and choose "Delete Contact" from the More Actions menu - appearing on the top line of all the email addresses. 
4. IMPORTANT! The above deletion shall not be effective UNTIL you sign out and sign in again!!!

 

Re: delete old email addresses that pop up in pick list. lmsgrace 12/7/10 4:48 AM
 " gmp" gave me a good start but it wasn't until I found "old contacts" like nsr.exd and was able to delete 100 addresses in 10 minutes.  You can select many names on the list and drop down  More Actions and click delete.  Poof!
Re: delete old email addresses that pop up in pick list. seasister 12/16/10 6:50 PM
   I can not delete old e-mail addresses! There isn't even a delete button that pops up when I try. I am about to clear all out and go to Yahoo! I am disgusted with Big Google  are you?
Re: delete old email addresses that pop up in pick list. wdurham 12/16/10 10:44 PM
If old email addresses that you no longer want to use are popping up in your autocomplete box, it can be for either - or both - of two reasons:

1. they are still in your contacts, and will have to be deleted if you no longer want to see them as suggestions. Go to Contacts, find the relevant contact and delete the old addresses or remove the contact altogether.

2. if your browser stores information that you type into text boxes, the old addresses may be stored in your browser's cache - in which case, clearing the cache will clean them out.
Re: delete old email addresses that pop up in pick list. Fuzzy 12/18/10 9:33 PM
for #2, just to be accurate, clearing the cache will not help. You need to clear "form data" to make them stop appearing.