How can I remove an individual name from a Group on the Autofill feature of Mail? I can remove the individual from the Group in Contacts, but when I use the same Group to create a new email, it keeps adding the removed address anyway!

  • Have you tried deleting the name in the "Address book" application?
    – Michiel
    Mar 16, 2012 at 14:07
  • Have you quit and restarted Mail since editing the Address Book?
    – jaberg
    Mar 16, 2012 at 14:37
  • I've had this happen in Sparrow on the Mac and I'm guessing this is a cache issue because even after changing gmail group lists in gmail sparrow continued to have the problem. I'm guessing mail uses a cache that you might want to toss to see if that helps.
    – Richard
    Mar 16, 2012 at 17:35
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    @jaberg: Sheepishly--I quit and restarted Mail, and now the offending names are gone. THanks so much, I was making it too difficult!
    – Susan
    Mar 17, 2012 at 13:50
  • As this solved your problem, I went ahead and added the solution as an answer.
    – jaberg
    Mar 17, 2012 at 17:40

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You've edited the groups in the correct place — Address Book — but there's one more step you need to take. Mail.app reads the core data from Address Book when it starts up. After editing entries in Address Book you'll need to quit and restart Mail.app for any changes to be recognized by Mail.

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