I am unable to delete contact: Make the Delete button in Contacts actually do something. I want to delete old contacts but can't
It would seem a good idea if the Delete button inthe contacts list actually allowed you to delete contacts that are no longer required.
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I have an email because it was included on one to me. It's titled Dad. I want to email my dad, but this one keeps coming up. Because it's not in my contact list, I can't delete. I tried to rename my dad's email dad, but again, the other dad shows up. Along with a lot of old email addresses that I know aren't valid anymore.
Jim Morris commented
I edited an entry in my People file, deleting an old email address and replacing it with he new email address.
Then I went to my contact lists, deleted her entry with the old email address and attempted to add her back with the new address (the only address now in her file) and instead the contact list adds her back using the old email address. I finally had to delete it again, type in the new email address instead of her name and it added her name and old email address and the new email address without her name. So I had to delete the old one again. Fortunately it kept the new one without her name.
Can someone fix this? I don't want to clear all my saved info.
fred mendelson commented
how delete email address from outlook on ipad and mac?
i cant remove a contact from my list that duplicates my own email address as an alias. This makes it attach itself to every outgoing email from the outlook android app because the dumb ******* thing doesnt know how to reply all properly
bert d commented
Outlook is the only email program I encountered. in which an ordinary delete button for contacts is not available. Any reason why this is not possible is not acceptable. But as Outlook and Microsoft are in a comfortable possision to rule the emaillandscape, nothing has been done more more than….. 3 years. Unacceptable.
delete some contacts
Devryk Poixtan commented
I tried to delete an email address that I don't want it to be stored in my outlook account but when I go to "People" and fill the email address in the search box and I choose it, then there's no way to delete that email address or to edit it. I even saved the address as a contact and then deleted it but when I put the name in the search box again it still appears....
Do something Microsoft!
AGREE WHOLEHEARTEDLY. WHY SHOULD SUCH A COMMON NEED BE IMPOSSIBLE TO ACCOMPLISH? I've WASTED MORE THAN 30 MINUTES TRYING TO DELETE AN INCORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS AND THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE A WAY TO EVEN DO IT.
I don't use hotmail or outlook anymore because Gmail is superior to your trash in every way possible, so how do I delete my email address?
I have old obsolete contacts and I have some contacts that have the address written incorrectly. It is impossible to delete these old contacts and so I am constantly trying to send emails to people only to have the email bounce back as undeliverable. Why is such an obvious thing like deleting obsolete contacts impossible to do on Outlook?This seems to be a common problem that many people have complained about. Why hasn't Hotmail fixed it years ago?
I checked the history of this complaint. People have been complaining about this problem for at least 4-5 years. Does Hotmail ever read their feedback? Apparently not.
deleted a contact
can't remove a contact
Kenneth Mcloone commented
Under the old Hotmail system I could look at all my contacts and edit them if necessary. For example, someone sends me a change in their email address. Now I do not believe I can delete the old contact info. So, if I email this person in a few months I have to remember which of two suggested contacts to use.
Interesting that I see comments on this back in early 2017 and people still reporting problems on this!
Makes us wonder why we give feedback to Outlook to fix and they ignore and continue to break more of it!
I have been trying to get their attentions on other issues and no response. TIME TO LOOK FOR A NEW EMAIL SYSTEM!
This is a very annoying problem. Makes for sending the wrong email address tooo often since you have to know which is the current email for someone. Looks like it would be too easy to let you simply delete an old email address that you don't wish to have come up any more. I gave up on facebook because I wasn't clarvoint. This has been a festering problem for a long time. Once I spent an hour deleting old email addresses that were no longer used. Well guess what they are all still there. You would think that a computer software company could at least make this part work.
Ric Donato commented
Outlook from browser, click Files tab > People, in there is a list of people I need to remove. Cannot find how to remove them
I agree. I've been trying to delete a contact for an hour. I've watch youtube videos. I've tried everything. It should not be this hard! So ridiculous!!!!
Please fix it so that I can delete an email address that I no longer need.
Lydia Frenzel commented
Today, 2018-11-14, I cannot edit nor delete contacts.
I can't delete old emails and phone numbers in persons. Why is this not fixed yet? I call people on old phonenumbers and get error messages from old email adresses kept in the systems memory.