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Old 29 Nov 2017, 10:18 PM   #1
jer39lms
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Cleaning up contacts

Hi,

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,

Jeremy
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Old 1 Dec 2017, 03:34 AM   #2
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Jeremy,
I'm not sure how it works with android, but in my android phone , I can show and hide certain contacts based on the labels they have. Can you only show contacts with certain labels?

I have my contacts in several different sub-folders. All those misc. contacts that get automatically added are the ones with "no folder". Not sure if this helps...

I'm waiting on some way to hunt down and delete duplicates.
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Old 1 Dec 2017, 04:20 PM   #3
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Create a contact group in FastMail called “Frequent” or “F&F” or whatever. Put all your friends & family in that. In iOS, tap Groups, then tap to only show that group.
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Old 2 Dec 2017, 11:20 PM   #4
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rnkn - love it!! Thanks! I'll do this today
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Old 6 Dec 2017, 03:43 PM   #5
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thanks for giving an informative answer...
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