Remove an address from the Outlook auto-complete list

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  1. Remove obsolete and incorrect addresses from Outlook memory
  2. Remove name or email address from Outlook’s auto-complete list
  3. Remove all addresses from Outlook’s auto-complete list
  4. Prevent Outlook 2007 from suggesting recipients
  5. Remove address from auto-complete list in Outlook.com

Remove obsolete and incorrect addresses from Outlook memory

Outlook remembers every address you enter in the To, Cc, and Bcc fields of an email message. Then, when you enter the first few letters of a name or email address, Outlook automatically suggests matching contacts. If Outlook remembers typos and old contacts that you don’t want to appear in the auto-complete list, delete those entries.

The instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007; Outlook for Office 365; Outlook for Mac and Outlook Online.

Remove name or email address from Outlook’s auto-complete list

To remove one contact from the auto-complete list:

  1. Create a new email message.

  2. in field To who enter the name or address you want to delete. As you enter contact information, the autocomplete list displays available matches.

  3. Press key Arrow down to highlight the item you want to remove from the list.

  4. Select remove (X to the right of the contact’s name). Or press any key remove

Remove all addresses from Outlook’s auto-complete list

To clear the auto-complete list of all items in Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, and 2010:

  1. Go to the tab File

  2. Select parameters:

  3. In the dialog box Outlook options Select a category mail

  4. In chapter Send messages select Auto-complete list empty

  5. In the confirmation window, select Yes

  6. To disable the auto-complete list and prevent Outlook from suggesting recipients, uncheck the box Use an autocomplete list to suggest names when entering the To, Cc, and Bcc checkboxes

  7. Select Okay to close the Outlook Options dialog box.

Prevent Outlook 2007 from suggesting recipients

To disable the AutoComplete list in Outlook 2007:

  1. Select Tools parameters:

  2. Select Email options

  3. Select Additional email options

  4. Uncheck the box Suggest names when filling in the To, Cc and Bcc fields

  5. Click Okay

Remove address from auto-complete list in Outlook.com

Outlook.com gets its autocomplete suggestions from a variety of sources. If you don’t want to see the item in the auto-complete list, remove the email address from the contact item.

  1. Go to View switch and choose People

  2. Select the contact with the email address you want to remove from the auto-complete list.

    Go to the field to quickly find a contact Search and enter the email address you want to remove from the autocomplete list.

  3. Select Change

  4. Delete the outdated or unwanted address.

  5. Select Save

  6. The contact no longer appears in the Outlook.com AutoComplete list.

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