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    How do I clear the auto complete function in Hotmail's email search of old addresses?

    Last edited by CliffARobinson; Aug 18, 2011 at 11:11 AM.
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    Aug 18, 2011, 11:08 AM
    How do you DELETE search email drop box?
    1. Open your hotmail

    2. directly to the right is a box and... within the box it says"search email"

    3. I want that to be blank not show a bajillion addresses I don't even recognize

    4. it's functuion is to provide access to emails I am "searching for

    5. I do not want to see old addresses if I put an a or ja in box

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    Aug 18, 2011, 11:09 AM
    Looking at a similar hotmail support forum question, as of July 2010, they were aware of the problem but had no solution at the time. Perhaps Curlyben has more information.
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    Aug 18, 2011, 12:27 PM
    I spoke with csurman via a support email, did cursory research for him and suggested he post more detail in this question. There was an error in getting back to this original page, so he posted again.

    This is his detailed informaiton:

    1. open your hotmail

    2. directly to the right is a box and... within the box it says"search email"

    3. I want that to be blank not show a bajillion addresses I don't even recognize

    4. it's functuion is to provide access to emails I am "searching for

    5. I do not want to see old addresses if I put an a or ja in box

    Sorry for any confusion I added to the process.
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    Aug 25, 2011, 11:49 AM
    Thank you for going the extra mile, Cliff. We'll all hope that csurman posts back to confirm if the issue is solved.
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    Aug 25, 2011, 12:34 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by csurman
    does not find this helpful : where's the answer???
    csurman, what "answer" are you looking for? My reply was (I thought) affirming what you said with your previous comment about how helpful Cliff's response was.
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    Aug 25, 2011, 12:39 PM
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    Aug 25, 2011, 12:46 PM
    Try following this advice from Windows Live Support

    Look at the second option to enable/disable. Let us know if that helps.

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    Aug 25, 2011, 01:07 PM
    FYI - the instructions from the support page are below. csurman could not access the link:

    Enabling/Disabling recently emailed contact data in auto-complete and contact picker:

    Customers will be able to choose if they want the email addresses that they have recently communicated with to show up in the auto complete options while composing an email or not.

    Important Note - The autocomplete/contact picker control will not display email addresses that resulted in NDRs (non-delivery reports).

    Follow these steps:
    1. Sign in to your Windows Live Hotmail account.
    2. Go to Options – More Options.
    3. Under Customizing Hotmail, choose Advanced privacy settings.
    4. Choose to either suggest email addresses that you've communicated with or only suggest people in your contact list.
    5. Click Save.
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