Windows 10: Mail contacts' invalid adresses

  1.    05 Jul 2016 #1

    Mail contacts' invalid adresses

    Using Windows 10 Mail and have had several existing contacts change their email addresses.

    Now, when creating a new email for those contacts and using the first letters of their names, all their email addresses including the now invalid addresses appear on the screen. A choice has to be made as to which is current and usable!

    I have explored but failed to discover how to delete the invalid email addresses without deleting the contact file, and connection to all its history. Any ideas?

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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1803 Build 17134.285 and W10 Insider Build 18234
       06 Jul 2016 #2

    Hello leisurely,

    Have you tried using the People app to manage and edit your contacts. You need to add the same mail accounts to the People app as you have for the mail app if they are not already there.
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  3.    06 Jul 2016 #3

    Mail contacts invalid addresses

    Thanks for that philc43. Yes, I am using People app as my prime contacts listing. I have deleted the affected contacts and reinstalled the contacts with the latest valid addresses.

    When I open a New Email and type in the contact, both the defunct addresses and the latest address appear. I cannot find where the defunct addresses are held. They should disappear from my system when I delete the contacts in People app.

    I still have my old Windows Live Mail system and have deleted the affected contacts from there as well.

    I can only assume that the contacts email addresses are held elsewhere in Windows 10, but where?

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