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managing Thunderbird addresses on a MacBook

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by CaptHoxie, Jun 7, 2019.

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  1. CaptHoxie

    CaptHoxie Thread Starter

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    I use Thunderbird on my MacBook. I've never activated, much less used, Apple Mail. I cannot delete old addresses in my address book. Many people have multiple addresses, mostly duplicates, some outdated. I can add new ones. When I write an email, I must go -- sometimes scroll -- down a list of addresses to chose the right one, assuming I remember which one that is. My guess is that Thunderbird is populating the Apple Mail address book with addresses, but since Apple Mail hasn't been activated, I can't see how to even check out this theory.

    What's going on and how do I fix it?
     
  2. 2twenty2

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    Try this......................

    Thunderbird > Options > Composition > Addressing > and uncheck "Automatically add outgoing email address to my:"
     
  3. CaptHoxie

    CaptHoxie Thread Starter

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    Your suggestion worked, sort of. After selecting "Preferences" -- not "Options" -- I did as you suggested. Then I was able to delete a few addresses, but most remained resistant. While trying to edit the list, I noticed that the OS address book was one of those listed at the left. I simply deleted it. The solution was too obvious for me to see. Thanks for the guidance.
     
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