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 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.
I have some old contacts that I cannot delete
D. Tony BlackShear commented
can't edit an email address in PEOPLE (contacts). Also very hard to delete old email address (friends change these occasionally and the old one need to be changed/deleted)
Agree, need to
1. be able to delete more than 50 contacts at a time
2. be able to completely change an email address and not have the old one still in the file
Robert Page commented
If a contact changes their email address, the old one keeps reappearing resulting in my not knowing which is new and which is old. This is ridiculous and extremely annoying. I've just, yet again, sent an email which was not delivered because the address no longer exists. When will Outlook understand the basics - when I delete an email address in my contacts list I want it gone - for ever!!
Can't delete old email address for a contact
I am unable to delete secondary email address from a contact without deleting the ENTIRE contact
Have selected a contact but cannot find any option anywhere to delete it
Edinburgh Music Theatre commented
I previously learnt due to complaints that deleting a contact doesn't delete them from the contact lists they're in, and an unsubscriber kept getting mails until I worked it out. At least then I could click on a contact, see what lists they were in, untick them from those lists, and then delete the contact. Now MS have removed even this function meaning I have to search every one of 20 contact lists to see if the contact exists there, edit each affected list, and only then can I delete the contact.
HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO COMPLY WITH GDPR SAFELY WHEN THE FUNCTIONALITY IS THIS POOR???!!!
Patricia Humphrey commented
that was not the question!!!! the question was how do i delete address i do not want!