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Windows 7: how do I delete contacts


17 Jan 2012   #1

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how do I delete contacts

I have a new computer running Windows 7. I set up Windows Live Mail, or at least it seemed to do it for me. This morning I was trying to figure out how to access WLM from another computer if I am away from home. I Googled but couldn't find an answer so I typed in live@ I(Ithink) I'm so confused with it all. I was taken to a hotmail site and logged in with my hotmail account. I didn't see my WLM settings there. Next thing when I went to my WLM and was about to send an email and clicked "to" there were dozens of email addresses that I didn't put there, old ones of mine and a lot of other old ones. Some are there 2 or 3 times so I need to delete them. I tried to do it from the windows start icon and found "contacts" but all the extra ones are not there to delete. I'm lost and still don't know how to access fWLM from another computer. So, could somone please tell me how to delete email addresses from contact list withing Windows Live Mail, and how do I access it from another computer.
Many thanks,
Josey.

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17 Jan 2012   #2

 

Windows Live Mail isn't a "cloud" application, it resides on the computer and works with many other providers besides Hotmail. I suspect it has the ability to export contacts as a .csv file which you can perhaps import to Hotmail.
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17 Jan 2012   #3

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Well, I'm confused because evrything I've read says that Windows Live Mail is in the cloud and doesn't reside on the computer.

I just want to know how to delete all these extra email addresses that have somehow installed after I went to the Hotmail site. There are old ones of mine too from my bigpond account. Soem are there 2 or 3 times. I need to delete them
Thank you for responding.
Josey.
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17 Jan 2012   #4

 

WLM uses Microsoft Skydrive for cloud storage of image attachments, but other than that you have to install it on a local computer to use it. Just go into your contacts (access button should be bottom left) and chose those you wish to delete.

There is a setting in there that allows you to stop the program from automatically adding fresh contacts to your address book.
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17 Jan 2012   #5

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I have installed Windows Live Mail on this new computer. To view the contacts I have to open a new email as though I want to send an email, then I see all the contacts. There is no access button at the bottom of the list. I've been able to delete some of the extra email addresses byt going to edit and sometimes I can delete them others I can't it's all very confusing. One would think there would be an addresses icon on the menu bar. One address I can't get rid of in fact there are a couple of very old ones belonging to people who no longerf even use those old addresses but even in edit they won't go.
Good to know that all my personal data is not in the cloud, that's the first time I've read that. Still would like to know how to access my emails from another computer please.
thank you,
Josey.
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18 Jan 2012   #6

 

Perhaps this screenshot will assist...


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18 Jan 2012   #7

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That looks good but what do I click on to view it? I cannot find any options.
Josey
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18 Jan 2012   #8

 

Main program window, bottom left... contacts... sub-window (all pictured!) opens... and you can delete any of your contacts using the commands shown on the top of that window... I'm not sure how it can be made any simpler to understand...
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18 Jan 2012   #9

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I found it but all the contact I deleted the other way by opening a new email and "to", have come up here and more 133 of them. I'm trying to delete them but no option there to do that.
Josey
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18 Jan 2012   #10

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Click on a contact that you want to delete then click "Delete" in the header.
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