Remove Addresses From IncrediMail's Auto-Complete List

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Not all suggestions are always necessary, over time a lot of email addresses appear in the auto-complete list that you have only needed once, and some mistyped or old addresses show up, too. It sure would be nice if there was a way to get rid of them. Unfortunately, you can't delete auto-complete items individually.

What you can do, though, is remove the complete "temporary" list of addresses the auto-complete list draws from. Since this temporary list is only one of the sources for auto-completion — the other is your IncrediMail address book —, you won't lose all addresses or the comfort of automatic completion. If you make sure all contacts you write to repeatedly are in the address book, only the unneeded and buggy addresses will go.

Remove Addresses From the IncrediMail Auto-Complete List

To remove addresses from the IncrediMail auto-complete list:

  • Make sure all important and often used contacts are in your IncrediMail address book.
  • Open your IncrediMail data folder in Windows Explorer.
  • Open the Identities folder.
  • Go to your identity's folder.
    • If you have more than one IncrediMail identity, repeat the following steps for each.
  • Enter the AddressBook folder.
  • Highlight the TempContacts.imb file.
  • Press Del.