Have you ever made a mistake typing in a contact’s e-mail address in Apple Mail and even though you corrected it later on, it still pops up every time you begin typing in his or her correct e-mail address? Or perhaps a list of e-mail addresses display whenever you enter a contact’s name in the To: field of your messages? This is because the Mail app keeps a list of all of your previous recipients, allowing you to quickly add them to the To, Cc, or Bcc fields of an e-mail message. Although this quick entry behavior is a feature of Apple Mail, some folks find it annoying, especially once the previous recipients list becomes large.
You can easily remove e-mail addresses from this list by choosing Window > Previous Recipients from the list. A window displays, showing all of the past recipients of e-mail messages that you have sent. To remove a listing, click the address you wish to delete and then click the Remove From List button. To quickly remove all of the previous recipients entries, press the ⌘ + A keystroke combination and then click the Remove From List button.
If you wish to add a recipient from this list to your Contacts, select the item and then click the Add to Contacts button.
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