Outlook: Remove bogus email address suggestions

I just received an awesome tip from a colleague. Over the years, our Outlook builds up lists of suggested email addresses that are displayed when we type in a new email. As people change email addresses, or for a variety of other reasons, many email addresses will either become invalid or simply no longer needed.

Here is an easy way to remove those suggestions from the list:

  1. While typing a new email, watch for invalid suggestions as you type
  2. When you see a suggestion that you would like to remove, use the keyboard to arrow down to the culprit
  3. Hit Delete

That’s it!

  1. #1 by Dustin Wheeler on May 11, 2011 - 2:03 pm

    It’s also helpful when you rarely e-mail “John Doe” but you frequently e-mail “John Schmoe.” Delete the former, and the latter will always appear when you type in “john.”

  2. #2 by Ged Butkus on February 7, 2013 - 1:24 pm

    thank you, been trying to get rid of bogus contacts now I can

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