Managing the automatic To-list

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 2 May 2006 / Last Updated on 2 May 2006]

How to remove clutter from the automatic To-list in Outlook.

Outlook has a useful feature called the Automatic To-List. The way it works is that when you type an email address into the To field of a new message window, the next time you want to send a message to the same person you don't have to retype the address--just enter the first few letters of the address (or the person's name) and you'll see a choice of possible addresses (or names) you can choose from.

Unfortunately, if you type a mistaken email address into the list it stays in there, cluttering up the list. But there's a way you can remove addresses (or names) from this list--just display the list, use the down arrow key to highlight the name you want to delete, and press the Delete key on your keyboard.

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see .

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