How to tell Mac OS X Mail to forget remembered addresses

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Mail's Address History (Mac OS X 10.2.8 or earlier) or Previous Recipients (Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4 or later) feature helps you automatically complete email addresses as you type them. Learn how to tell Mail to forget an address.

Mac OS X 10.2, 10.3, 10.4 or later

  1. Open Mail.

  2. From the Window menu choose Address History or Previous Recipients.

  3. Select the address(es) to remove, then click Remove from History.

Mac OS X 10.1.5

Open Address Book, locate and select the address(es) to remove, and click Delete.

Published Date: Oct 10, 2016