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Deleting Old Email Addresses From Cache?

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OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
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Apr 28, 2011 3:30 PM

Two of my contacts have changed there email addresses, and I updated it in contacts, however as I begin to type there email in the "To" section I get a list of emails addresses popping up including the ones I deleted from my contacts.  I assume they are coming from some kind of cache, but have not found a way to delete those emails that pop up.  It's a nice feature, but if the emails are not correct it really does not help.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,150 points)
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    Apr 28, 2011 3:52 PM (in response to OzziesMAC)

    As with the Mail app on a Mac, the iPad's Mail app stores all email recipients in a list of previous recipients. The autofill feature for email addresses when addressing an email pulls from contacts and from the list of previous recipients.

     

    Different from the Mail app on a Mac, there is not a way to access the list of previous recipients to remove a previous recipient from the list, or add a previous recipient to the address book or contacts that is not already entered - not at the present time anyway.

     

    To purge the entire list requires restoring the iPad with iTunes as a new iPad or not from the iPad's backup.

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  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,150 points)
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    Apr 28, 2011 4:21 PM (in response to OzziesMAC)

    You're welcome.

     

    The Mail.app with OS X on a Mac when first released 10 years ago didn't have this option either for a while.

     

    I venture to say more than just a line of code is required. If just a simple line of code was required, the option would have been included from the start with iOS released nearly 4 years ago now. For whatever Apple's reason, this has obviously not been included with their priority lists for iOS updates. When the option is provided, more than likely it will also include an option to add a previous recipient to Contacts that is not already entered as is available with the Mail.app on a Mac - creating a new contact or adding it to an existing contact. I doubt extensive programming is required for this, but more than just a simple line of code.

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  • eetawil Calculating status...
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    May 6, 2011 10:07 AM (in response to Allan Sampson)

    Well you guys need to move it up your priority list as this request has been asked for by many many many people and it's frustrating. It's been over 3 years now so please get it done we won't wait 10 years.

     

    You don't need to fully implement the complete feature (editing the email chache) just start by provide a simple way to delete the email cache entirely upon request then later you can improve that feature by adding the capability to edit the cache.

     

    Very frustrating...this is the only thing I can say!

  • rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6 (10,785 points)
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    May 6, 2011 8:58 PM (in response to eetawil)

    eetawil wrote:

     

    Well you guys need to move it up your priority list as this request has been asked for by many many many people and it's frustrating. It's been over 3 years now so please get it done we won't wait 10 years.

     

    You don't need to fully implement the complete feature (editing the email chache) just start by provide a simple way to delete the email cache entirely upon request then later you can improve that feature by adding the capability to edit the cache.

     

    Very frustrating...this is the only thing I can say!

    No one here is Apple.  We're all just users like you. 

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,150 points)
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    Jun 28, 2011 9:49 AM (in response to OzziesMAC)

    No one here knows if the list of previous recipients will be accessible with iOS 5 as is accessible with the Mail app on a Mac.

  • Charlie0 Calculating status...
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    Jul 31, 2011 8:44 AM (in response to OzziesMAC)

    Yes this is total bs. After searching the web for a day on how to delete the autofill email addresses I find that it's simply not possible? Come on apple you can do better.  If iOS 5 does not have the option to at least disable autofill for just email it will suck.

  • jenkfarrell Calculating status...
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    Dec 28, 2011 2:04 PM (in response to OzziesMAC)

    I recently had this same issue, but after about a month of not emailing the stale address, it automatically deleted from my cache. 

  • jandermd Calculating status...
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    Jan 12, 2012 10:20 AM (in response to OzziesMAC)

    To manage addresses in your Previous Recipients list:

     

     

    Choose Window > Previous Recipients.

     

     

    In the Previous Recipients window, do any of the following:

     

     

    To sort the list by name, email address, or the date the address was last used, click a column header.

     

     

    To search for a name in the list, enter the name in the search field.

     

     

    To view the card for a recipient who is already in your address book (a card icon precedes the recipient’s name), double-click the name.

     

     

    To add one or more selected recipients to your address book, click “Add to Address Book.”

     

     

    To remove one or more selected recipients from the list, click Remove From List.

     

     

    Removing the recipient is useful if you don’t intend to use it again or if you previously mistyped an address and want Mail to stop suggesting it as a matching address.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,150 points)
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    Jan 12, 2012 10:28 AM (in response to jandermd)

    What you provided is for the Mail.app on a Mac.

     

    You obviously do not have an iOS device since the same is not available with an iOS device - not at the present time.

  • jandermd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 12, 2012 10:50 AM (in response to OzziesMAC)

    I have an iphone but I thought the original question regarded Mac's.  I don't see that the question regarded iOS, but the responces seemed that way.  Thanks for your reply.  Can you direct me to the discussion of this on Macs?

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