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Extra names in Address Book

Thursday, November 11th, 2004 by | Filed Under: E-Mail Help
 
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Q:
Help! When I go to my Address Book I keep finding all these extra names that I didn’t put there. Is there a way to stop this?

A:
You can have an entry in your Address Book made automatically every time you send an email. This is great if you only email a handful of people, but if you do a ton of mailing, you could end up with a giant list of addresses and no clue who they go with. So, how do you stop this?

In Outlook Express , go to Tools / Options and click the “Send” tab. Uncheck the box marked “Automatically put people I reply to in my Address Book”

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With Netscape Mail go to Edit / Preferences then under “Mail & Newsgroups” select “Addressing”. Uncheck the box marked “Outgoing Mail Messages (You should also uncheck “Incoming…”).

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AOL 8.0 users can also shut this off by going to Settings / Preferences then clicking “Address Book”. Uncheck the box marked “Automatically add email addresses to my Address Book.

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You can now have an Address Book filled only with people you actually plan to email, rather than a mystery list of addresses.

~ David

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