Ways to delete Windows® Mail contacts
What are the steps for deleting contacts from Windows Mail?
Windows Mail is an e-mail client that enables you to manage your e-mail accounts. It also serves as a news client by letting you to configure your news accounts. Windows Mail allows you to receive, compose and send mails. It has a special feature like junk e-mail filter and Quick Search utility. It allows you to configure e-mail accounts on your computer so that you can view and compose mails even without an Internet connection. You need an Internet connection only when you want to send composed mails. Windows Mail helps you a lot in e-mail management. It allows you to arrange all your messages in separate folders and organize them as per your preferences. The contacts facility of Windows Mail, allows you to store e-mail addresses, contacts, birthdays and anniversaries.
Information for deleting contacts in Windows Mail:
- Purpose behind deleting
- Deleting contacts
- Removing automatically added contacts
Purpose behind deleting
In some cases you can find some names that are automatically added into your contacts. Huge numbers of such contacts on a contact list creates mess of your contact list. To avoid this you can delete few contacts from the list. By removing unwanted contacts you can avoid the problem of sending messages to an unknown person instead of sending it to someone else.
To delete a contact from Windows Mail, you need to click on 'All Programs' on 'Start' menu. In All Programs, you need to select 'Windows Contacts'. All the contacts in Windows Contacts will be displayed. In that you need to select the contact that you want to delete. Now you need to right-click on the selected contact and click the 'Delete' option.
Some contacts appear again in the contacts list even after you delete them. It happens due to the 'Automatically put people I reply to in my Contacts list' option. If you uncheck this option then you can avoid these contacts from getting into your contact list. To uncheck the option, you need to click on 'Options' of Tools menu. On clicking on the 'Send' tab you can find 'Automatically put people I reply to in my Contacts list' option, uncheck this option and click on 'Ok'. As a result the number will be deleted permanently.
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