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How to delete wrong email addresses

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How to delete wrong email addresses: Have you recently noticed that you have stored incorrect email addresses? Would you like to delete some e-mail addresses from your address book because they are obsolete or simply because you don’t use them? In this case, know that deleting email addresses from the address book is a really simple operation to complete, whether you want to completely delete the contacts in question or only the email addresses associated with them.

In the next lines I will have the opportunity to explain how to delete wrong email addresses acting both from the main Webmails and using the most popular “traditional” mail clients. And if you are wondering, in the last part of this tutorial I will also provide you with some “tips” that will be useful for carrying out the same operation from smartphones and tablets.

In short, can we know that you are still standing there? Courage: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and, more importantly, try to follow the instructions I will give you step-by-step. I wish you happy reading!

Delete wrong email addresses from Webmail

Let’s start to see how delete wrong email addresses acting from the main ones Webmailor from the main web applications that allow you to manage e-mail directly from the browser: Gmail, Outlook, iCloud And Free.

Gmail

If you use Gmail and you want to remove an address from the address book of the latter, connected on This Page, log into your account (if necessary) and locate the address you wish to delete. Then click on the photo associated with the address in question, presses the button (⋮) at the top right and select the item Delete from the menu that opens, in order to delete it. To confirm the operation, click on the button again Delete.

If instead of deleting the contact you want to delete only the e-mail address associated with it, press the icon of pencilhover the mouse cursor over the symbol envelope and click on the first (x) that appears on the right and then on the item Save located at the bottom right, in the pane that has opened.

Outlook.com

To delete an address from Outlook.comlinked to This Pagelog in to your account (if necessary) and click on the icon first pitted square and then on the button People found in the menu that opens. Then select the contact you want to delete, press the button Delete located high and confirms the operation by pressing once again on Delete.

If you want to keep in touch and only remove his email address, instead, click on the button Edit placed at the top, delete the text field in which the latter is present and press the button Save placed at the bottom. Easier than that ?!

iCloud

To delete a contact from iCloudInstead, you must first go to This Pagelog in with your Apple ID (if necessary) and select the icon Contacts from the page that opens. Then locate the contact related to the email you want to delete, select it and press the button Edit located at the top right.

At this point, choose whether to delete the selected contact by pressing the button Delete contact located at the bottom, or whether to delete only the email address connected to the latter, by clicking on the button first (-) located in correspondence with the field in which the address is written and then pressing the button Save.

Free

If you want to delete wrong email addresses from Freelinked to the login page of the service, log in to your account (if you have not already done so), press the tab Address bookcheck the box corresponding to the contact you want to delete, press the item Delete (above) and confirm the operation by replying Delete notice that appears on the screen.

If, on the other hand, you want to delete only the email address associated with the selected contact, press the item Editdelete the contact under the heading Address [N] and confirm the operation by pressing the button Saveup.

Delete wrong email addresses from client

If you use your email account using one or more email clientlet me explain how to proceed also in the latter.

Mail (Windows 10)

If you use the application Mail Windows 10 and you want to delete an email address from it, start it, log in to your email account (if necessary), click on the button People (bottom left), type the contact name you are interested in deleting in the search field located in the window Contacts which has opened and, after right clicking on the latter, presses on the item Delete twice in a row.

If you do not want to delete a contact but only the email address associated with it, click on the item Edit located at the top right, presses on (x) placed in correspondence with the text field Email / Personal Email and save the changes made by pressing the button Save. The changes will be synchronized with the remote servers of the mail service used.

Outlook (Windows / macOS)

If you use Outlookstart the program, select the tab Hometype the contact name you are interested in in the text field Search for people (top right) and select it from the results that are displayed on the screen. In the window that opens, press the button Delete to delete the selected contact and reply OK to confirm the operation.

If you want to remove only the email address associated with the contact and not the contact in its entirety, press the button (-) located in correspondence with the e-mail address to be canceled and that’s it. The address will also be deleted from the remote address book of the email service connected to the client (if data synchronization is supported).

Apple Mail (macOS)

If you use Apple Mailthe mail client included “standard” on Macto delete one of the recently used email addresses, proceed as follows: open the menu Window (top), select the item Previous recipientslocate the email address you want to delete from the client and press the item Remove from list.

If, on the other hand, you want to remove an address stored in the application Contactsstart the latter, select the tab All contacts from the left sidebar, locate the name of the contact to which the address you want to delete is associated, right click on it and select the item Delete card from the menu that appears, then click on the item Delete.

If, on the other hand, you want to delete only the email address and not the contact, press the button Edit located at the bottom right, presses the button (-) placed at the address to be removed and presses the button end to save the changes.

I remind you that, if you have activated contact synchronization, the email address will also be removed from the address book of all devices associated with your account.

Thunderbird (Windows / macOS / Linux)

Uses Thunderbird? To delete a contact, start the program, press the button Address book at the top, select the contact related to the email address you want to delete, right click on the latter and press the item Delete present in the context menu.

If you want to remove only the email address of the selected contact and not the contact in its entirety, after selecting the latter, right-click on it, select the item Edit contact from the menu that opens, delete the address indicated in the field E-mail and presses the button OK to save the changes.

Delete wrong email addresses from smartphones and tablets

We conclude this guide by discovering what needs to be done to delete the wrong email addresses from smartphones and tablets equipped with Android and iOS.

Android

If you use a device Androidyou can remove the wrong email addresses directly from the app Google Contacts. To proceed, start the latter, select the contact related to the address you want to delete, by pressing the button (⋮) located at the top right, select the item Delete from the menu that opens and confirms the operation by pressing again on Delete.

To remove only the wrong email address instead of the contact associated with it, select it, press the symbol of pencil located at the bottom right, deletes the contents of the field E-mail and, finally, presses on the voice Save (located at the top right).

If your Android device is associated with a cloud account, such as Gmail, and you have enabled contact synchronization with it, the deleted address will also be deleted from the remote address book.

iOS


If you use a device iOSthen a iPhone or a iPadyou can remove the wrong email addresses from the app Contacts. Then start the latter on your device, locate the contact you are interested in and press on the voice Edit located at the top right. Scroll, therefore, the screen that opens to the end and proceed with the deletion of the contact by pressing first on the item Delete contact and then on the button Delete contact placed at the bottom.

If instead of deleting the entire contact you want to remove only the email address associated with the latter, after pressing the button Editlocate the address you want to delete and first press the button (-)then on the button Delete and then on end (top right).

As you can imagine, if your device is associated with a remote account (e.g. iCloud or Gmail) and you have activated contact synchronization, the email address you deleted just now will also be removed on all other devices associated with the same account.