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Check the previous recipients list in Mail. Choose the Window > Previous Recipients menu item, and scroll or search to locate the unwanted name/address combinations. From this list you can add entries to Address Book, or remove from previous recipients. This list is populated and updated every time you send an email.


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In the new Contacts Application for Mountain Lion there are no buttons for group management, only menu items. Under the File Menu, there are New Group, New Group from Selection, and New Smart Group… menu items. When you have a group selected, under the Edit menu there will be a Delete Group menu item available. To be able to select groups, you need to be ...


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As this was an upgrade install, you had used Skype already for quite a while, right? I assume that Skype is simply displaying its own database which it build-up before Mountain Lion. I myself don't use Skype, so I just installed it and used my firewall to monitor what files Skype accesses: During the setup I was also prompted by Mountain Lion if I wanted ...


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An Applescript can bulk-create OS X address book entries, which you can then import to your iPhone. I made up a basic one for you: -- Change these to your desired data set firstName to "Test" set lastName to "User" set numberOfEntries to "5" as integer set counter to "1" as integer tell application "Address Book" repeat numberOfEntries times ...


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The better-world answer is that Address Book should allow users to enter Dutch surnames with the tussenvoegsels .. First name: Rembrandt Last name: van Rijn First name: Huig Last name: de Groot ... and then allow users to specify what collation method to use. That way someone using one collation can exchange contact information with someone using a ...


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My preference is to list their name as something like "Heirseele, van" because when searching by last name you'll still find them using "van" if you decided to. Putting the preposition in another field is a little hackey (and incorrect from a data-integrity point of view) for me. For the benefit of others: in Dutch, all those prefixes are part of the name. ...


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Address Book has this functionality built in. First, create a group and drag the contacts you want to send mail to into that group: Select the group, then go File -> Print. Under the Style menu, you will see that you have the option to print either envelopers or address labels. The Layout tab will let you configure what specific kind of labels or ...


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The difference in autocomplete stems from the fact there is no “Mail knows about”. The lookup happens on two different sets of data: Autocomplete in search happens on the Spotlight index of all received and sent mails in Mail.app’s database (since version 2 of Mail.app). Autocomplete on compose happens on Mail.app’s potential recipients list, which is a ...


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It's for selective sharing of details when exporting a contact card, as this Finer Things in Mac post suggests. It allows you to keep the unchecked items more private by omitting them from the sharing aspect of Address Book (soon to be Contacts) on OS X. Lion’s Address Book allows you to select which details to share with others when exporting your ...


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In Contacts or Address Book, you can make a Smart Group (File --> New Smart Group...) that has the criteria Phone is not set which will collect all the contacts without phone numbers. Then you can view the members of this group and delete those contacts (or do whatever you want with them).


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Without some sort of mailing list software, I'm not sure you'll really get the functionality you want. As a workaround I would try setting up a custom tag, using an existing unused field, or something in Notes, and then creating a Smart Ground around that. For example, all the contacts you want in your group, put 'mailing list' into their notes. Then ...


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Your question is really confusing but let me try to answer it the best I can. Let me start by mentioning that this is why I hate Facebook contact syncing. People (like myself) don't use their real info and when you sync data you end up with a mess in your address book. I personally would suggest that you don't do it that way. My contacts that I set up ...


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If you are comfortable with AppleScript, you should be able to get it done using this web page as a starting point: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20070813135408868 Otherwise, you can export one or more cards in the vCard format, open that up in a file editor and it looks like a properly separated name field looks like this: "N:Smith;Joe;;;" so ...


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You can set up multiple different iCloud accounts in the "Mail, Contacts, and Calendars" preference panel, and also on your iPhone and iPads. I have accomplished a shared address book with my partner by each of us having a primary iCloud account (me@us.com, her@us.com) - and then a shared iCould account us@us.com. One annoying downside is that the Lion ...


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By default, no. But it wouldn't be that hard to record the name (or perhaps using the voices in VoiceOver Utility to speak them), turn that into a ringtone, and then apply it to the specific contacts you have via the Address Book as a custom ringtone. It's a bit of legwork, but it's a clean way of doing it and won't require any outside software or hacking ...


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You can if you have the contact in a group in Address Book. Select the group, then go to Edit > Edit Distribution List... You can select the contact's default email address (the default one is marked in bold). As far as I know, this only sets the default address when emailing that group, though. I don't know of a way to set a default address for a "normal" ...


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I would enter the surname prefixes ("de" etc) into the firstname field. Benefits: That way, sorting would work correctly regardless whether you prefer sorting by first or last name, the full name is always displayed correctly because it simply combines first + last name, you don't have to fill in additional fields.


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You can sync iCal with iCloud on Snow Leopard. I found this article and I just used it tonight and got it to work: i am still looking for solutions to sync my address book on Snow Leopard with iCloud. No luck yet.


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First, the database file is ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook/*.abcddb (with abcddb meaning Address Book CoreData database). The files in ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook/Metadata have extensions like .abcdp (Address Book CoreData person) and .abcdg (Address Book CoreData group). The metadata files can serve as a backup if the .abcddb goes ...


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You can store the contents of your current Address Book in an archive (.abbu) restore the contents of the old file. purge the entries you don't want to keep export the remaining ones the current archive file (created in step 1) import the file from step 4


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I was having the same issue. To resolve it, I went into the previous recipients list and removed all entries of the offending address, as well as any other email addresses associated with that person. From that point forward, when composing an email it correctly pulled the Address Book entry and not the independent address.


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This likely pertains to the Address Book card marked as "me". Launch the Address Book application (from Spotlight, Finder, Launchpad, or the Dock), create or locate your own card, and choose the Card > Make This My Card menu item. This could've originally happened if you or someone else created an Address Book card for your brother and marked it as "me", or ...


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In the settings, set your default Contacts account to Gmail. Launch Settings Navigate to Mail, Contacts, Calendars Scroll down to Contacts Under default account, select the email address you use with Gmail. Now whenever you create a contact on iOS, it will be added to Gmail. The only time a contact will not be added to Gmail is if you go into the ...


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Create a separate user account for your husband. Your stuff will be different. Steps: System Preferences > Users and Groups. Click the lock icon in the bottom left and fill in your password. Click the + below the left pane. Fill in the credentials. Log in to that account and start filling out the contacts. If you want to copy over any contact, select the ...


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I found it quick and easy to go to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, & Calendars -> Add Account -> Other -> Add CardDAV Account (under Contacts). Type google.com as Server, then type your Google email as username, password and click Done. I had to use the application specific-password because I have a 2-step verification security setting with google but ...


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It appears Spotlight does not make use of Address Book plug-ins. Extra menu items added by Skype also fail to appear in the Spotlight preview. It is worth providing feedback to Apple asking for this functionality to be added. It would greatly improve Spotlight. Context Menu in Contacts.app: Context Menu of Contact in Spotlight:


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Do you have a Time Machine drive connected at the time of the search? It might be searching in your Mac and in your /TimeMachine at the same time. UPDATE: Since you mention that you don’t have a TimeMachine (or that it doesn’t affect results), I recommend that you rebuild your spotlight index completely from scratch. You mention that you’ve done that, but ...


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There are third party, paid, services available to sync multiple Gmail, Address Book and Exchange accounts. I can't speak to the effectiveness of any of them. I signed up for Soocial and then decided I didn't care if the two gmail accounts I use had out-of-sync address books -- I just sync one with my Address Book and iPhone now using the built-in sync ...



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