1. Shlov1's Avatar
    When I am entering the To: field a bunch of email addresses automatically pop up. Some of them are old and no longer work. For example my one friends old and new email addresses pop up. Is there a way to delete old addresses that I no longer use or need. they are not saved to anyone's contact information and just seem to be cached. On outlook I can just hit delete when they pop up but it doesn't seem to be that way on here. Any suggestions? thanks.
    05-18-2010 09:27 AM
  2. Libuff's Avatar
    they are probably saved as no-name addresses... check your contact book... i dont believe the os caches email addresses, but rather just queries the addressbook DB.
    05-18-2010 09:50 AM
  3. rgar3388's Avatar
    No they're most likely not in your address book unless you saved them yourself. Email does in fact cache them and they'll go away after they're not used for a long time. I'm not sure on the actual time frame.
    05-18-2010 11:20 AM
  4. Jellotime91's Avatar
    It takes a long time for them to go away if they do at all. I know one email in particular that I had used ONE time, and 6 months later it still pops up when I begin to type.
    05-18-2010 12:00 PM
  5. Libuff's Avatar
    maybe the auto add to addressbook is a mobileme feature... because i am generally erasing a few no-name email addresses via the web site about once a month...
    05-18-2010 01:38 PM
  6. rgar3388's Avatar
    You must have a glitch or are pushing something wrong because I have mobileme and I don't have that problem. You should ask tech support.
    05-18-2010 01:43 PM
  7. lungho's Avatar
    The iPhone's email client stores each email address you type in a SQL database which is stored on the phone. There are two ways getting these unwanted addresses from popping up when composing an email:

    1. Jailbreak the phone, SSH into the directory where the database is stored, download it, open it with MySQL Lite, edit the tables, save it, and then upload it back to the phone.

    2. Restore as a new phone and not from a previous backup.

    Pain in the butt? Yes. Any other way of doing it? Not that I'm aware of.
    05-18-2010 02:30 PM
  8. Libuff's Avatar
    You must have a glitch or are pushing something wrong because I have mobileme and I don't have that problem. You should ask tech support.
    the more i looked into this on my side... it was a sync issue between google contacts and mobileme.. where google DOES save new emails to your phone book, then it sync'd to my local addressbook which is sync'd to mobile me... totally an issue on my end...
    05-18-2010 03:47 PM
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