How to clear the Auto-complete list in Outlook – Detailed Guide

While you type email addresses into the To and Cc boxes, Outlook will automatically build a list of entry suggestions based on previously entered addresses. This can save you time when composing new messages, as you won’t need to re-enter the full address for each recipient.

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The Auto-complete list is a great way to save time when sending emails in Outlook. Rather than having to enter email addresses all over again, you can just pick from the suggestions offered. This feature is one of the most underrated features in Outlook and we use it almost every day.

The Autocomplete list can be disabled, and one or all entries can be deleted from the list.

In this tutorial, we will explain how to clear the Auto-complete list completely and how to delete a specific entry from the Auto-complete list.

How to clear the Autocomplete list in Outlook

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  • Open Outlook.
  • Click File.
  • On Backstage View, click Options.
  • An Outlook Options dialog box will appear.
  • On the Mail page, under the section Send Messages, click the Empty Auto-complete list button.
  • A Message Box will pop up asking if you want to delete the Autocomplete list click Yes.
  • Every entry in the list will be deleted.

Delete a specific entry from the Auto-complete list in Outlook

In the “New Email” window, type an email address into the “To” or “Cc” boxes to see a list of suggested contacts.

  • Hover your cursor over the email list you want to delete and click the x.
  • The email address will be deleted from the list.
  • We hope this tutorial helps you understand how to clear the auto-complete list in Outlook.

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