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    Deleting Old E-mail Addresses from the To Field (2003 SP2)

    Whenever I start typing an address in the To field of a new e-mail, it seems that Outlook runs through every address I've ever sent an e-mail to.

    How do I stop this? Specifically, I want Outlook to run through only the addresses that are in my Contacts.

    Many thanks.

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    Re: Deleting Old E-mail Addresses from the To Fiel

    Outlook's autocomplete feature uses only previously resolved addresses. It does not search the Contacts folder in real time. You can turn it off, or you can trim down the lists by manually deleting them (or killing the entire accumulation of "nicknames"), but as far as I know, anything more would require a third party add-in.

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    Re: Deleting Old E-mail Addresses from the To Fiel

    Hi Jefferson,

    How do I manually delete the addresses (which aren't in my Contacts folder)?

    Thanks again!

    Jon

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    Re: Deleting Old E-mail Addresses from the To Fiel

    To manually delete an address you don't want, just highlight it by using the arrow keys (don't click on it) and, uh, press the <Delete> key.

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    Re: Deleting Old E-mail Addresses from the To Fiel

    Thanks a lot Andrew! Simple as that sounds, I couldn't figure out that I needed to use the arrow keys instead of the mouse.

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