Stop completing my
Question : When I start to address an e-
mail message to "Mary," my
mail program lists all the Marys
to whom I have ever sent messages. Is there a way to eliminate the name of a person I no
longer wish to see on this list?
Answer : Many mail programs include
an auto complete feature that is
intended to save time and key-
strokes by automatically filling in
the rest of an e-mail address after
you type the first few letters.
If you want to cross someone
off your list for good, you can
usually do it right on the To: line
of the message.
The method of fixing the annoyance may vary depending on your
mail software, but in Microsoft
Outlook, highlight the unwanted
name from the list of Marys by moving around the list with the Up and Down arrow
keys until you land on the one you want
to get rid of. Press the Delete key to
finish the job.
In the Mac OS X Mail program, you can
get rid of an unwanted name in the list
by typing it into the To: field. Then
click on the small white triangle at the
end of the name to get a drop-down menu
and select "Remove From Previous