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e-mail addresses self post themselves

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e-mail addresses self post themselves

Why do e mail contacts self post themself ONLY when you go to start a NEW e-mail and then press--TO---there are all kinds of e-mailm addresses posted there from say Craig's list responses that are not in my real -- ADDRESS BOOK.   There appears to be no way to delete them and COMCAST doesnt know either---again they do not go to the actual address book only when you compose an e-mail.

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Re: e-mail addresses self post themselves

The auto-complete feature in the Comcast address book has it's own memory.  You can't access it or alter it.  Periodically Comcast will re-set accounts, and at that time entries that have been deleted from your address book should vanish.  However, they only do that sporadically, on no particular schedule.  So those old addresses could keep popping up for quite a while.

 

Also, when you type an address into the To: Cc: or Bcc: fields, the feature will remember it if you actually send an email to that address, even if it’s not in the address book.  That's why you are seeing them when you click on "To:"  It's part of the same feature.  And it's actually pretty common behavior with webmail accounts.




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Re: e-mail addresses self post themselves

OK--Thank you very much---Comcast surely doesnt know how to figure it out or explain it !