Windows 10 Mail, changing contact in people app not reflected in mail


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    Windows 10 Mail, changing contact in people app not reflected in mail


    Hello everyone,

    My problem is that I have a contact with the wrong name. Lets say "Jane" and I have hundreds of emails from that address, but now I want to change her name to be correct.
    If I go to people app, find the profile and change the name, the change is not reflected in mail
    If I go to people app, delete the contact, and make a new one, the old Jane contact still pops up in Autofill
    If I go to people app, associate the Jane contact with a new one, the old Jane contact still pops up in Autofill

    I turned off Auto-add recent contacts in settings, I went to control panel and reset the mail app to default settings, and I tried editing the Jane contact to not have the email address in it, but nothing will let me create a new contact that is associated with an email (that has been emailing me for years) it just keeps remembering the deleted contact.
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 25,774
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #2

    Hi adamaii. Welcome to the TenForums @adamaii

    I found this. Not good news.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...6-49d44e3c2287

    It says there is no solution.

    But if you read further BradfordCanuck found a way. I've never tried this so this is a use at your own risk. I don't think I would delete file anyway, rather rename file from .txt to .old

    Easier to restore.

    Other members may have a far better solution.


    Ken
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  3. Posts : 2,114
    Windows 10
       #3

    There is a way to get rid of incorrect Auto-Complete entries, rather convoluted.
    I have found my previous answer from back in May, to repeat:
    One way of getting rid of say a misspelled one is to intentionally put it in to the People contacts and delete from there. Some editing of the entry maybe required.
    Mail App: Removing drop down email address suggestions

    N.B. the locations of supposed files by 'bradfordcanuck' are not on my PC at all. Just checked again, and I remember it was the same months ago.

    Make a suggestion to MS feedback to include say a highlight > Right Click delete(wrong) entry option for Auto-Complete entries.
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 25,774
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #4

    So I went back and tried a search to emulate what he did looking for string, gave up. Must be altered in some way before saving.

    Crazy there is no way to clear cached contents, even a mass delete of cache.
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