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    Default Evolution, recent email addresses drop down

    I have a feeling this is going to be something no one cares about enough to have bothered with, however, just in case someone else got frustrated enough to figure this out I thought I would ask.

    I have an associate I send and receive a lot of email with. They have one email they use rarely (once a month) and another they use all the time. The problem is that evolution always shows the one they use rarely first.

    That is, when I partially type in their name in the "to" field those two email addresses will list in a drop down. I would like to either remove the rarely used email address from the list or have evolution list from most recently used (like "The Bat!" does, a Windows email client I use) instead of however it does it now, presumably it's just in alphabetical order.

    Right now about 20% of my emails go to this other email address because I'm busy, in a hurry, tired or whatever and just forget that it defaults to the wrong one all the time and it's caused the occasional problem.

    Any help appreciated,
    Reg

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    Default Re: Evolution, recent email addresses drop down

    Have you tried removing this unwanted address from your address book?

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    Default Re: Evolution, recent email addresses drop down

    chief sealth wrote:

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    > Have you tried removing this unwanted address from your address book?
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    >

    Another possibility (instead of deleting) is to make an additional adress
    book, move the rarely used address into that and choose for this new adress
    book that it is not used to populate the adress field while typing.

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    Default Re: Evolution, recent email addresses drop down

    Good to know about the address book except I did try deleting it and then tried creating a new message.

    They both came up. Then I closed and reopened Evolution and got the same result. However, my current version of Evolution (ever since a recent upgrade came through) doesn't shutdown completely. It goes all gray but doesn't close until I force it so I can only say it "looks" like it's independent of the address book since a complete proper shutdown might clear out some cache or do some other clean up that would make it in sync with the address book.

    Perhaps if do a grep through it's files I might find where the list is and be able to manually delete it. I'll let you know if I have any luck.

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    Default Re: Evolution, recent email addresses drop down

    I take it back that did work... there was two entries in the address book (one with a typo!) and once I deleted that it only shows the one I want now.

    Thanks guys!

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    Default Re: Evolution, recent email addresses drop down

    Just an additional note for anyone who has evolution behaving weird. I just reinstalled it and now it behaves. I found usually this doesn't help with Linux apps (it's mostly a Windows thing) but in this it worked like a charm.

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    Default Re: Evolution, recent email addresses drop down

    Select the address that you would like to delete in the To field of a new email.
    Right click the underlined name and select Edit.
    Create a new contact record using this (incorrect) address.
    Delete the newly created address from the contacts list.

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    Default Re: Evolution, recent email addresses drop down

    Nice tip, thanks.

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