7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 29, 2013 1:46 AM by Marc Victor Pierre
Marc Victor Pierre Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

I notice that the addresses that I used in previous mails and that are not recorded in my addresss book are no longer available.

 

In fact I notice that they are not recorded in the file "previous addresses"

 

I was used to utilize this as it was very convenient to entrer only the first letter(s).

 

How can I have this working aagain.

 

Thanks

  • 1. Re: Previous addresses does not work
    sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (7,540 points)

    Maybe in the "More Like This" to the right>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • 2. Re: Previous addresses does not work
    Marc Victor Pierre Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    This does not help a lot.

    The only thing positive is that I have the correct translation of the file I referred to.

     

    It's  WINDOW/PREVIOUS RECIPIENT.

     

    In fact what happens is that the few recipients that are there cannot be removed and that NO NEW RECPIENT are entered either if I send or recieve mails.

     

    I do not know when this probleme started but what is clear is that some "week" ago it was working fine.

  • 3. Re: Previous addresses does not work
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,975 points)

    Hi Marc,

     

    Have you gone to the Window/previous recipients page and clicked on the purple question mark in the top left hand corner?

     

    From there (and the links at the bottom of that page) are a series of instructions and settings.

  • 4. Re: Previous addresses does not work
    Marc Victor Pierre Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    Hi 71

     

    Yes I have done thru this but it does not help.

     

    All settings are OK.

     

    Is there a file in the user/library that could be corrupted and that I could remove ?

  • 5. Re: Previous addresses does not work
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,975 points)

    The only thing that comes to mind is that as you are on 10.6.8 and the combo update for that OS is known to have put right minor corruptions in Mail, you might consider downloading ... Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo.   and applying it.

     

    It won't do any harm applied over the top of any previous download.   When it is finished restart your computer.  As I said, it won't do any harm but neither can I be sure if it will solve the problem.

  • 6. Re: Previous addresses does not work
    Marc Victor Pierre Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    I will do but I do not believe it will help for two reasons:

     

    1. I have two other computers running with 10.6.8 and mail is working fine.

    2. On this particular computer I checked my wife's account and mail is OK too.

     

    Therefore I believe that there is a file corrupted on my own account and it is not a general "mail" problem. But I do not know how to locate it and / or remove / replace  it.

     

    I'll keep you posted.

  • 7. Re: Previous addresses does not work
    Marc Victor Pierre Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    The installation of 10.6.8 Combo did not improve anythings.

     

    I read in one forum that the Previous recipient file was in fact located in adresbook file.

     

    I recovered (thanks to my timemachine safeguard) the file at a date (some weeks ago) that I believed was OK.

     

    I copy it in today files and fortunatley it worked.

     

    I beleieved I replaced the corrupted "MailRecents-v4.abcdmr" file by a valid one.

     

    For the mment it's OK

     

    Thanks to all for your help.

     

    Marc