When you send an email to someone Mail.app stores it in a list called Previous Recipients. Then, each time you send an email, the software tries to guess who you want to send an email to as you type it in. This generally works well. If, however, you have old email addresses that you know longer use, it will sometimes show up first in the completion field. This adds a few extra keystrokes to finding the right recipient, slowing you down.
It is however possible to clean up this list. This is one of those tips that is super easy but bugged me for sometime until I found it.
- Open Mail.app
- Choose Window -> Previous Recipients.
Inside this window you can do a number of things including:
- Adding a recipient to your address book
- Removing them from the list
Do you have any cool Mail.app tips or tricks? Tell us about it in the comments! If you include your Twitter handle, I’ll follow you back.