Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Remove, clear, or disable autofill addresses from Entourage

The entry about removing addresses from Outlook's auto-fill appears to have been popular, so I thought I'd follow it up with one for Entourage.

1. Select New as if you were going to create a new email message
2. In the new message, start typing the email address you want to remove. Since it's in your auto-fill list, you should be able to find it
3. Hold CTRL and click the address you want to remove
4. In the menu that pops up, select Add to Address Book
5. Now an address card should pop-up with the information for that email address. At this point, simply delete that card. To delete, click on the trash can icon with the red 'x'
6. You can discard changes when you exit

It seems odd that you have to add a contact to your address book in order to remove it, but technically you never really do. I know this works and has been used by a few Mac users I'm responsible for. If you're stuck with an email address that you don't want showing up in your auto-fill list anymore, this will definitely help you get rid of it. You can find the official Microsoft information in KB 280299

If you want to completely clear the list, you can do so by going to Entourage->Preferences, then to Mail & News Preferences and under the Compose heading you'll see Recent Addresses. You can click the button to completely clear the list there. Or if you want completely disable the autofill feature, you can uncheck the box there that says "Display a list..."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting. It's bugged me for ages. In Outlook it's really easy... not so in Entourage.