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Wila
Jan 24, 2010, 06:40 PM
Hi,

I want to know if anyone happen to know how I can remove certain email addresses from the auto fill list in Hotmail which pop up for the contact when I type in the first couple letters of the contact in the 'to' bar. The previously used addresses will show even when the contact has been deleted.

Example: If I send an email to a particular address that I no longer want to send email to, how do I remove that address completely from the "to" bar so it will no longer pop up when I start typing in a different (although similar) address?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

asmith73
Feb 22, 2010, 12:32 PM
Hi Wila - Sorry I don't have an answer for you but I have the Same question. I have been reading other ask sites with zero luck. Wondering if you figured it out yet. Good luck. Ang

dodger408
Nov 4, 2010, 03:16 AM
This worked for me. Sent by a Microsoft technical guy. Good for them!

E-mail addresses that you have recently sent an e-mail to will automatically appear in the “auto-complete” option when you type in the “To” field. This is part of the “Contact Picker” feature.

I suggest that you try the steps under the heading “Enabling/Disabling recently emailed contact data in auto-complete and contact picker:” on the Solution Article “How to customize the different features in Windows Live Hotmail”. To view the article, please access the link below.

http://windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=bff372b1-b23f-42a2-9433-ccd608011e31

dodger408
Nov 4, 2010, 03:18 AM
E-mail addresses that you have recently sent an e-mail to will automatically appear in the “auto-complete” option when you type in the “To” field. This is part of the “Contact Picker” feature.

I suggest that you try the steps under the heading “Enabling/Disabling recently emailed contact data in auto-complete and contact picker:” on the Solution Article “How to customize the different features in Windows Live Hotmail”. To view the article, please access the link below.

http://windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=bff372b1-b23f-42a2-9433-ccd608011e31

JBeaucaire
Nov 4, 2010, 10:30 AM
Whenever my browser offers an autocomplete option I no longer wish to see, as soon as it appears and is highlighted, I press the DELETE key.

emjayel
Mar 30, 2011, 02:49 PM
The Link you mention is the very same link for THIS current page!
EMJAYEL

emjayel
Mar 31, 2011, 04:54 AM
Please ignore my previous answer as I went into the link again but found it confusing.
However have found the following.
Sign in to Hotmail first page. Click OPTIONS. In left panel click SHOW ME OPTIONS FOR and then HOTMAIL.
Go to CUSTOMIZING HOTMAIL and click ADVANCED PRIVACY SETTINGS. Click ONLY SUGGEST PEOPLE IN MY CONTACT LIST.
Click SAVE. You then need to sign out and sign in again for this to tak effect.

However I found that turning the first option back on still recalled the addresses you wanted to get rid of in the first place!

microshaft
May 28, 2011, 10:59 AM
There is no cure. The system belongs to mictoshaft and their foreign help-puppets can't do anything for you.
Migrate your contacts to another email provider and leave hotmail to the foreigners.

yaxye
Oct 7, 2011, 09:33 AM
Clearer old deteied

TJDASH
Oct 23, 2011, 10:19 AM
In Hotmail go to OPTIONS & Under 'Customizing Hotmail' title, Click Advanced Privacy Options, and under AUTO-COMPLETE Options there's the following: 1. Give suggestions for anyone I've communicated with (contacts and non-contacts) or 2. Only suggest people in my contact list Number 2 is what you want Ticked, then click Save. TJDASH.

phealy61
Feb 17, 2012, 01:34 PM
Choose CONTACTS, place a checkmark in the box next to the name you want to delete, choose DELETE and it will ask you to verify and voil! The contact is gone!!

sheri338
Mar 8, 2012, 10:44 PM
Hope this helps.
A)start>>> run
B)type "control userpasswords2"
C)select the "advanced" tab
D)select "manage passwords"
E) in stored user names & passwords, click on the email add that you want to remove & then click remove.click on close tab & OK.

:-D ( paste n copy as for you will find it handy many more times )

FedUpx2
Apr 7, 2012, 12:32 PM
Can't remove contacts from TO list and they aren't in my Contacts list in Hotmail --

Nothing seems to work! I have the same problem. I see many other postings struggling with same problem. The "uninvite" is not the solution. It's not a hacking problem. It's a Microsoft problem. Microsoft stuff is getting ever more junky-clunky! With no support or fixes for their junky-clunky software and support efforts.

FedUpx2
Apr 7, 2012, 12:33 PM
Can't remove contacts from “TO” list and they aren't in my Contacts list in Hotmail --

Nothing seems to work! I have the same problem. I see many other postings struggling with same problem. The "uninvite" is not the solution. It's not a hacking problem. It's a Microsoft problem. Microsoft stuff is getting ever more junky-clunky! With no support or fixes for their junky-clunky software and support efforts.

tanimusa1987
Apr 12, 2012, 05:35 AM
I have wrong spelled in following contact which is syadaaktar57@yahoo.com not valid address so how I can deleted this e-mail address from f I send an email to a particular address that I no longer want to send email to, how do I remove that address completely from the "to" bar so it will no longer pop up when I start typing in a different (although similar) address?

tanimusa1987
Apr 12, 2012, 05:38 AM
Its still there

SUMMER61
Jun 1, 2012, 09:03 PM
Incredible instruction, it did work and the tab for "recently emailed" is gone. Luve it and thank you

JacquesP
Aug 13, 2012, 05:08 PM
Remove an old hotmail account

taminca
Aug 17, 2012, 04:32 PM
All you need to do is highlight the address you want to get rid of... then press delete on your keyboard. Simples... lol

taminca
Aug 17, 2012, 04:34 PM
The above answer was for... deleting old addresses from popin up when you put the first letter in the sign in bar!

LornaHG
Dec 12, 2013, 04:06 PM
Thank you TJDASH.
I'll try this
LornaHG