allow deletion of autofill contacts. it is dangerous to have no way of deleting old email contacts in the autofill feature.
i need to be able to delete incorrect old email addresses from the autofill list. i have sent confidential stuff to a person's old company.
Why can't we edit the contact name in auto-complete ?
I have several addresses with correct email domains - but with names of staff no longer there, yet the old name appears while new, correct names do not.
This problem has been searched for since 2014 - and still has not been solved.
If it can't be solved, please provide CLEAR directions to switch off auto-complete.
Leon Malins commented
Not having any option to delete any old/incorrect email addresses is very frustrating even to the point of being dangerous. There is such a facility in Outlook (online version) but not in the Android app or Mail for Windows 10. Most annoying.
Rob Hartman commented
in Android when typing an email address in the To field i can only use the email that is suggested from previous emails. Can't edit or delete. I'm sending emails with names of people no longer associated with a particular email. I read for Apple you can swipe it to delete it
Kevin b commented
when we go to send an email as soon as we type the first letter we get lots of rmail address pop up give us a way to delete the old address
Kay Barth commented
Beim der Eingabe einer Mailadresse schlägt Outlook auch Adressen vor, die irgendwann eingegeben wurden und nicht aus den Kontakten stammen. Diese sind aber ggf. alt / falsch und sollten wie in der Windows Desktop App bei der Eingabe direkt gelöscht werden können.
no Option to delete mail address with typo or other error. Click and a delete option would be important. Those wrong ones no chance to delete and they get again and again suggested instead of that right and working mail Adresse are not suggested.
George Maes commented
when I try to send myself an email as a reminder I get a number of suggested email addresses that have my email address but are not my email address. I would like to remove those addresses from the suggested list
Gerda Voshol commented
te vaak belangrijke persoonlijke zaken naar verkeerde persoon die ik ooit fout heb ingevuld gestuurd!!!! alleen contacten auto invullen en mogelijkheid om emailadres te verwijderen graag!!! privacy!!!
ambika aggarwal commented
Having spent a lot of time troubleshooting this problem over the last year, it is a bit ridiculous that while using the Outlook app on my android phone I cannot delete incorrect email addresses that pop up in the auto fill when selecting a recipient. I cannot understand why the email address I use the most is the last on the list. Please fix.
Seena S. commented
Is there a way that Outlook autocomplete emails can be deleted? I have hundreds of email addresses from contacts I no longer want.
I just spent a lot of time troubleshooting this, only to find these comments over the past 2 years that it's impossible to delete old/unwanted emails from auto-fill. Very disappointing that MS has not done anything to fix this.
When offered a choice of email addresses to use by autofill, there needs to be a facility to delete invalid or incorrect email addresses which is currently impossible in the app.
Graham McGregor commented
I have a student email address I no longer use that I'm still getting notifications about. I tried going into settings but there is no such option.
Bruce Wilkinson commented
My comment is about the Android phone app. However, the desktop app fix is a workaround that simply disables the suggestion history. We need a fix that allows us to X any suggestion and delete it until we send to that address again. There should be no autocomplete suggestion that we can't X and delete. Also, when we empty the Autocomplete list in Options on one of the devices, that should also remove all suggestions from history in any client device apps accessing the account as well as on the web based mailbox. Empty means EMPTY in plain English! Not just what is in the address book.
Bruce Wilkinson commented
I have spent 6 hours of Microsoft support time to get a registry entry on my two computers to keep the suggestions that I can't remove and that are not in my address book from coming up. However, that option is not available in the app. The entire suggestion history persists and do not have the X that lets me delete them. I think that, if everyone starts using support hours for this, maybe Microsoft will take this seriously. The worse part is that Spam addresses using my email address as the name and a Spam address as the recipient cannot be deleted and auto fill when I want to send myself a note. This is a serious bug and needs to be addressed--no pun intended.
DAVID HOFFMAN commented
(We're talking android mobile outlook).
It is particularly unfortunate, for example, when a recipient's spouse is deceased, yet still gets emails from friends that include the deceased spouse's name - when it could so easily be avoided, by removing the inherent 'trap' from the system.
Also, in general, I find the auto-fill from contacts to be unreliable. Sometimes it works best for me to go into contacts and initiate the email from there, rather than from 'To' in outlook.
Claus Just Rasmussen commented
I want to be able to delete entries in my auto-complete list when writing TO: emails in Outlook Android. Just add the possibility like it works in desktop Outlook
chris payman commented
Corrupted default autofill email address. please let us delete unwanted autofill permanently.
Marsha Williams commented
spam email addresses that are masked duplicates of legit contacts show up before the legit address. so if you type in email@example.com and simply press enter it sends the email to spammers who used that mask but the email is actually sent to their underlying email address which is often overseas. I can provide lots of print screens to show this. help!!!!!!!
marcia enos commented
Better control of Auto Suggest Addresses