How to Remove Unwanted Email Addresses from Autocomplete List

When you type one character in “To” field, there must appear a list of addresses for you to select. If you would like to remove some or all addresses from the autocomplete list, you can apply the methods mentioned in this article.

In common situation, Outlook autocomplete list must have helped you a lot. You can simply choose desired one from the suggested list. But to the recipients that you mistyped and some that you don’t use any more, you must prefer to remove them from autocomplete list. Otherwise, they will exactly disturb your selection.

Remove a Single Email Address from Autocomplete List

Outlook permits you to delete email address directly from autocomplete list. You can just create a new message. Then in New Message window, you should type one character of the addresses to be removed in the “To” field. You will receive a list of suggested addresses. You can simply locate the target address and click “X” icon behind it. It will be removed from autocomplete list forever.Delete Unwanted Addresses from Autocomplete List

Alternatively, if you are using Outlook 2010, you can also go to Outlook Contacts and remove unwanted contacts from “Suggested Contacts” folder.

The above two methods is effective to remove address one by one. If you want to delete all addresses, you should use the following means.

Empty All Email Addresses from Autocomplete List

  1. For a start, go to “File” menu and choose “Options”.
  2. Then in the subsequent window of “Outlook Options”, switch to “Mail” tab.Empty Autocomplete List
  3. Next locate “Sending Message” label, from which you should click the button – “Empty Auto-complete List”. Outlook will automatically delete all suggested addresses.

Another way is to clear the cache of Outlook autocomplete list. In Windows 7 or higher, you can click the “Start” of windows. Then in the search filed, you need to enter “outlook.exe /cleanautocompletecache”. Next a corresponding program will turn up. You can click it to clear cache.Clean Autocomplete List Cache

Disable Autocomplete List

If you dislike seeing autocomplete list, you can disable it as well.

  1. To begin with, you should open “Outlook Options”.
  2. Then switch to “Mail” tab and “Sending Message” label.Disable Autocomplete List
  3. Next uncheck the item “Use autocomplete list…”
  4. Finally click “OK” to return to Outlook.

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