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Old 29 Nov 2017, 10:18 PM   #1
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Toronto, Canada
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Cleaning up contacts


Last night I finally made sure my carddav was working and that Fastmail is now the only contact source on my iphone. All is working well.

I have noticed one problem however, that I suspect plagues others as well and I'd be interested to know how others deal with this.

I have my main contact list - family, friends, work colleagues, etc - and these entries typically have a name, phone number, and/or email address.

I have "autosave contacts" set to On "when I email a new person, save the address to my contacts so that it will auto complete next time." This is a convenient feature as I often have to email someone another time.

The problem is, I don't really want all these new email addresses coming up in my Contact list. It makes the list unwieldy. So for instance, the other day I had to email a customer support department about fixing my watch. I know I'll need to email them again, so I do want it to auto complete. The problem is, while I might want the main store's contact info in my contact list, I certainly don't want this random customer service guy's email in my contact list.

And so now I have a contact list filled with real contacts and then also with a large number of orphan email addresses, many of which I will want to email again and want the auto complete on, but most of which I have no need to show up in my contact list.

Does anyone have any thoughts on how to deal with this?

Thanks very much,

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