Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2011 12:14 PM (in response to Goldenlover)
Wait. I may have answered my own question and created another. I went back into iBackupBot again and noticed there are TWO files for my iPhone with different dates on them. The most recent file has the typo email that I can delete. The later file doesn't. Why are there two files listed on the left pane of the IBackupbot with different dates? Is it pulling from different locations on the PC AND on the iPhone?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2011 12:26 PM (in response to Mustanglaura)
hey everyone i found this, tried it and its easy easy easy if your using the new mac mail check this site out
i got rid of all of mine without any need for third party software,
hope this helps
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2011 12:47 PM (in response to camcreative)
But does this work on the iPhone or just a Mac computer?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2011 12:59 PM (in response to patfromst charles)
I'm sorry I have only tried this on my mac itself, and not my iPhone because it was quick this morning so have not done a sync. :( I know it works fine on all my macs running lion.
Will do a sync later today new Zealand time and see what happens
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2011 6:39 AM (in response to Goldenlover)
download iBackupBot: http://www.icopybot.com/itunes-backup-manager.htm
it allows you to read your backup files without jailbreaking your phone. Click on your backup and under the plugin dropdown there is a 'recent email addresses' plugin. you can use it to delete your unwanted email addresses.
Then go to iTunes, right click on your iPhone and restore from backup. Don't click the restore button in the middle of iTunes. right click on your iPhone on the left side of the page.
This is the easiest method I've found. THANK YOU iBackupBot!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2012 8:00 AM (in response to itkws)
Thank you so much for providing us an answer to this problem. It really saved a whole lot of time if I should have gone for the 'restore as new' answers.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2012 4:30 PM (in response to SlyBuck)
I did almost the same thing with iBackupBot but after deleting the recent email addresses I used "restore IPHONE from the file drop down menu on the left side of the screen. Checked the IPHONE4 by forwarding any email message and hitting any letter to see if any old email address popped up. Nothing did! Then I went back to Itunes to delete all the previous backups I made. Now I'm going to sync my IPHONE4 and make a new backup. Hopefully the old addresses don't come back ever:)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2012 11:52 PM (in response to Goldenlover)
I tried the iBackupBot to no avail. There is nothing to delete in the recent email plugin for me, yet I have 47 trash emails that are still in my contacts from auto fill email addresses. My first iPhone purchase, and if there is no way to get these emails out of my contacts, it will definitely be my last.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2012 12:13 PM (in response to itkws)
It worked! It was extremely frustrating trying to remove an e-mail address I could not keep from auto-completing. After searching the web, deleting all my e-mail accounts, and restoring my iPod, I finally came across this thread. I just can't believe there is no Apple solution for this and that I have to pay $35 after a seven-day trial for third-party software.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2012 12:16 PM (in response to Laurence_W)
I think a lot of us feel the same way. I wonder if it is the same on the new 4S which I was thinking of getting.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2012 7:04 PM (in response to Goldenlover)
Bought my wife the new 4S, gave my daughter my wife's old 3GS, set her email up, and BAM, there was all of my wife's previous contacts in the autofill section of her composing an email, even though they weren't under her contact list.
Used iBackupBot, found all those old contacts, deleted them, and the phone is like new again.
Please excuse me while I go clean myself off. I'm sorry but I'm just extremely thrilled that this actually worked.
Thank you to the man, behind the man, behind the man. Much appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2012 2:16 PM (in response to smasports)
Yes, I just completed this process a few minutes ago and it worked flawlessly!!
Also, as a note, I have a 2008 macbook laptop that is my primary computer. I just followed the directions mentioned above and was able to download the free trial version of iBackupBot for Mac at http://www.icopybot.com/itunes-backup-manager.htm and then delete all of my unwanted email addresses!
Thank you so much!!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2012 10:23 AM (in response to Goldenlover)
Yes, iBackUpBot totally works (thanks!!), but only for "recent" emails -- ones used on your iPhone within the last year.
Other note: All the above posts about Mac mail have nothing to do with this issue -- this issue is for ANY email program used on the iPhone (e.g. Gmail). Fixing something in Mac mail (an email address ending in "@me.com") won't make any difference on your iPhone -- unless Mac mail is the only email account you have ever used on your iPhone.
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Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2012 3:56 PM (in response to itkws)
thanks! it worked out for me...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2012 9:33 AM (in response to GatorsFan)
That did the trick! Thanks I figured there had to be an easy way.