Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 12:32 PM (in response to Peter vR)
Are you in iOS or OSX both handle Mail differntly. In OSX Mail you can Window>Previous Recipients & delete them there. No such option is in iOS. As far as I know you have to live with Previous Recipients, unless someone can tell me how its done on the iPad/iPhone iOS keeps them because it does not look in Address Book or Contacts fro Prev Recips.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 12:45 PM (in response to Howker)
I am using a MacBook Pro, therefore we are talking about Snow Leopard.
I am aware of the way to remove address from the Previous Recipeints List, but this does not work.
As I said:
Now, when I hit the "Remove From List" button, the entry disappears, but it reappears the next time I check the Previous Recipients List. I simply cannot get rid of obosete entries.
I suspect my Mail application is corrupted, but all other aspects of the program work properly.
Also, the obsolete enteries have previously been removed from the Address Book.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 12:45 PM (in response to Peter vR)
Are you synchronising with anything?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 1:01 PM (in response to Austin Kinsella1)
Very good point, Austin, but I am NOT synchonising with any other devices,
Appreciate the tip.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 1:08 PM (in response to Peter vR)
Do other aspects of the Previous Recipients window work? Can you, for example, add one to Address Book? If there are none in the list that you need, you could try quitting both Mail and Address Book, then dragging the PR file (~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook/MailRecents-v4.abcdmr) to the Desktop and see what happens.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2013 7:33 AM (in response to Austin Kinsella1)
I had the same issue. I tried your suggestion Austin, and deleted that file. However, the old email address still populates the address window as I type it. Both show up, but if I'm not careful it will go to the old address and not the new.
I finally solved this by going to my Address Book and looking at all contacts. I had the old address on my mac, and the new one in iCloud. Once I deleted the old one from my mac addresses, and updated to show the new email address, everything worked as it should.