Remove email address from suggestions in To field on Gmail

Delete his email address from Other Contacts under Gmail Contacts.


21.2k1010 gold badges6969 silver badges9595 bronze badges

answered Aug 11 ’11 at 15:32


1,65711 gold badge1212 silver badges1111 bronze badges

Remember that anyone you reply to in GMail gets a contact record created for them!

To remove an unwanted autocomplete email address in GMail, remove the unwanted contact record.

  • Select “contacts” from the drop-down menu at the top left.

    GMail contacts menu

  • search for the unwanted contact in your address book by typing their name (or email, type it as you usually do in the to: field) in the search box

    GMail contacts search

  • open the contact, then use the “more” menu at the top middle to select delete.

    GMail delete contact

Once the contact is deleted, the autocomplete in the to: field for that contact name/email will no longer occur.

(sorry Blake Edwards, you were merely the example! No offense intended!)

answered May 1 ’12 at 20:05

Jeff AtwoodJeff Atwood

3,1771010 gold badges3434 silver badges5050 bronze badges

Go to Contacts then search for the email address, select it, and delete it. It is probably under “All Contacts” and pops up because you used it frequently in the past.

answered Aug 11 ’11 at 15:31


33122 silver badges33 bronze badges

As of July 2019, Google must have changed the setup, making outdated the other answers given.

What works right now is deleting the address in Google Contacts.

answered Jul 15 ’19 at 1:39

Highly active question

. Earn 10 reputation in order to answer this question. The reputation requirement helps protect this question from spam and non-answer activity.

Not the answer you’re looking for? Browse other questions tagged gmail or ask your own question.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *