How to Delete Suggested Email Contacts in Mail

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The Mail app can autofill email addresses based on your recent activity. However, sometimes the Mail app will suggest old email addresses that are no longer relevant. You can avoid accidentally sending your email to a random contact by removing them from your recents. Here's how!

Why You'll Love This Tip:

  • Quickly remove old email addresses from your recents.
  • Avoid accidentally sending an email to the wrong contact.

How to Remove Suggested Email Addresses

System Requirements

This tip was performed on an iPhone 12 running iOS 17.4. Learn how to update to the latest iOS

Unfortunately, you cannot remove all these email addresses at once. But you can delete email addresses individually to avoid sending emails to certain contacts. If you like learning about using your iPhone, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day!

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  1. Open the Mail app.

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  2. Tap the Compose New button.

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  3. Begin to type an email address.

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  4. From the list that pops up, tap the Info button next to the contact you want to remove from recents.

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  5. Tap Remove From Recents.

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And that's how you remove suggested contacts in the Mail app!
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Author Details

Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays has over a dozen years of experience writing for online publications. As a Feature Writer for iPhone Life, she has authored hundreds of how-to, Apple news, and gear review articles, as well as a comprehensive Photos App guide. Leanne holds degrees in education and science and loves troubleshooting and repair. This combination makes her a perfect fit as manager of our Ask an Expert service, which helps iPhone Life Insiders with Apple hardware and software issues.
In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.