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Deleted email address still appears in suggested addresses: how to clear it?

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Deleted email address still appears in suggested addresses: how to clear it? VincePDX 8/24/09 7:13 AM

I deleted one of three addresses for a contact.  

Yet that same address still appears in the drop-down list of suggested addresses when I start typing his name.

How can I get the drop down list of suggestions to match what is in contacts?


2009-08-24
BTW, deleting the contact does not solve the problem.

And when the address appears in the drop-down, hitting 'delete' then also does nothing.
Re: Deleted email address still appears in suggested addresses: how to clear it? bkennelly 8/24/09 12:24 PM
After deleting the contacts, you may need to clear your browser's cache. 
Re: Deleted email address still appears in suggested addresses: how to clear it? VincePDX 8/24/09 12:28 PM
Unfortunately, I've tried that and it did not work.

I cleared the cache but that auto-fill-in feature is still alive and annoying.

This is something that Google appears to be storing.  I just wish I knew where.  I've read a few other
people's complaints about this but have yet to find the answer.
Re: Deleted email address still appears in suggested addresses: how to clear it? gravi_t 8/24/09 12:49 PM
Have a look at your Contact list again -- not just "My contacts", but "All contacts". Don't just look for the name of the person but the email address too. Maybe it is just an entry with the address only and no name.
Re: Deleted email address still appears in suggested addresses: how to clear it? VincePDX 8/24/09 12:53 PM
Ding ding ding!   Ring the bell!

You just solved it for me.

Who knew I would find three HUNDRED more contacts under "All Contacts" than in "My Contacts" ?

Thank you!
Re: Deleted email address still appears in suggested addresses: how to clear it? gravi_t 8/25/09 8:06 AM
Hi twince,

That's good news! The answer to your question is: What you add yourself, is in the My contacts section. What is added automatically by Google is not stored there; you can only see them in All contacts.
Re: Deleted email address still appears in suggested addresses: how to clear it? VincePDX 8/30/09 8:59 PM
Here's what made the difference for me.  (And at first I did not see it.)

I went to Gmail and clicked on "Contacts" on the left column.
That opened up the contacts file. 

By default, the first line, "My Contacts" is highlighted. (These are contacts I imported.)

Under that, for me, are three groups I created, "Friends," "Family," & "Co-workers."

Then gmail has a thin gray horizontal line and two more listings below that:

"All Contacts"  (Gmail deposits these from ALL the email addresses you send to, regardless whether they're in your contacts.)
and
"Most Contacted"

I clicked on the "All Contacts" and it was there that I found the errant address.  I'd manually sent an email to that address ages ago, but never entered it into "My Contacts."    Still, gmail saves everything and that one stuck.   Only by finding it in "All Contacts" and then manually deleting that one entry did it solve my problem.


Re: Deleted email address still appears in suggested addresses: how to clear it? beckman 9/19/10 5:24 AM
Had the same problem until now. I deleted an older no more valid email address from a friend and it did not show up in my contacts anymore. Still, whenever I typed in his first name, the old email address I just deleted from the contact list shows up again.

The solution: I also had to delete the old email address from the Most contacted list, where for some reason the same old email address showed up although I deleted it from my contacts before...

Hope that helps!