How to delete a stored email address

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Delete an email address stored in the address book

Let's start this tutorial by looking how to delete a stored email address from the phone book on your smartphone or PC: this is an extremely simple operation, so let's not waste any more time and get straight to the point.

Android


It was used Android and you have installed the Google Contacts app, you can delete an email address from your device by selecting the contact it is associated with (if you don't remember which one it is, you can search for it using the magnifying glass at the top right), by pressing the ⋮ button in the screen that opens (always at the top right) and choosing the item Delete from the menu that appears. To confirm the operation, tap the button Delete present in the box that appears in the center of the screen.


If you do not want to delete a name from the address book but only the email address associated with it, select the latter in the app Google contacts, presses the icon of pencil at the bottom right, clear the content of the field Email and save changes by pressing the appropriate button located at the top right.


Please note: if you have associated your Android device with a Gmail account and have activated contact synchronization, the email address removed from the Contacts app will also be removed from the Gmail address book (which I will talk about in a more specific way shortly).

iOS


If you are using an iPhone or iPad, you can delete an email address from your device's address book simply by launching the application Contact (the phone book icon on the home screen) and selecting the name to which the latter is associated. If you don't remember the name to which the email address you want to delete is associated, search for it in the search field located at the top of the screen.

Then press the button Modification (located at the top right), scroll up and down the screen that opens and proceed to delete the contact by pressing first on the item Delete contact and then on the button Delete contact which appears below.

If you don't want to delete the entire contact but only the email address associated with it, tap the button Modification located at the top right, scroll the screen that opens up to the address to be deleted and first presses on (X) placed next to it and then on the button end always placed at the top right.


Please note: if you have associated your iPhone or iPad to an iCloud account and have activated contact synchronization, the email address removed from the iOS Contacts app will also be removed from the iCloud address book and from your other devices (I'll talk about it later detail soon).

Windows 10 / 8.x


You use a computer equipped with Windows 10 o Windows 8.x? In this case you can remove an email address from your address book by clicking on the button Home (the flag icon located in the lower left corner of the screen), searching for the term "contacts" within the menu that opens and by recalling the app Contact from the search reonts.

In the window that opens, click on thelittle man located in the left sidebar and select the name to which the e-mail address you want to remove is associated. If you do not remember which name is associated with the email address you want to delete, search for it in the search bar located at the top left. Next, click the button (...) located at the top right, select the item Delete from the menu that appears and confirm by pressing the button Delete which appears in the center of the screen.


If you do not want to delete a contact but only the email address associated with it, click on the item Modification which is on the right, presses on x located in correspondence with the field relating to thee-mail and save the changes by clicking on the button Save.

Please note: if you have associated your Windows PC to a Microsoft account and have activated contact synchronization with Outlook, Gmail or another cloud service, the email address removed from the Contacts app will also be removed from the reference cloud service (e from all devices associated with the latter).

Windows 7

If you still use Windows 7, you can delete a contact from the system directory by opening theExplore Resources (the yellow folder icon located at the bottom left of the taskbar), looking for "contacts" in the top bar and selecting the icon Contact from the tips that appear below. Then locate the contact to delete, right-click on its icon and select the item Delete give the menu to compare.

You don't want to delete the entire contact but only the email address associated with it? No problem. Double-click on the name of your interest, select the email address to be deleted from the window that opens (at the bottom) and press the button Remove.

MacOS

If you use a Mac, you can delete an email address from the Mail address book (e therefore from the macOS system address book) by opening the application Contact from the Launchpad, choosing the item All contacts from the left sidebar and identifying the name associated with the e-mail address to be deleted. If you find it difficult to find the right name, look for the e-mail address to be deleted in the search field located at the top left e, in no time, the game will be done.

Once you find the contact you want to delete, right click on it, select the entry Delete tab from the menu that appears and confirm by replying Delete to the message that appears on the screen.

If you do not want to delete a contact but only the email address associated with it, click on the button Modification located at the bottom right, presses the button negative (-) lead present in correspondence with the e-mail address and save the changes by clicking on the button end (always located at the bottom right).

Please note: if you have associated your Mac with an iCloud account and have activated contact synchronization, the email address removed from the Contacts app will also be removed from the iCloud address book and from other devices connected to the service.

gmail

It was used gmail and you want to remove a contact from the address book of the latter, connected to the Google Contacts site, log in to your account (if necessary) and locate the name to be deleted. If you do not know which name is associated with the e-mail address you want to delete, search for it using the appropriate bar located at the top.

Once you have found the address you want to delete, click on photo associated with it to select it (a check mark will appear in place of the image) and proceed with its elimination by pressing the ⋮ button located at the top right and selecting the item Delete from the menu that appears. To confirm, click the button Delete which is displayed in the center of the screen.

Don't want to delete a contact but just remove the email address associated with it? In this case, find the name of your interest, click on the icon pencil that appears on the right, move the mouse pointer over the icon of the envelope and first click on (X) that appears on the right and then up Save (bottom right).

Outlook.com

You have a mailbox Outlook, Live o Hotmail and you want to delete a contact in the address book associated with the Web Mail service Outlook.com? Then connect to Outlook.com, log into your account (if necessary) and click on the button first Menu top left (the icon with i 9 squares) and then on the icon People present in the menu that appears.

On the page that opens, select the contact you want to delete (if you do not know which contact is associated with the email address you want to delete, search for the latter in the appropriate bar located at the top left), click on the button Delete which is at the top and confirm by answering Delete to the message that is shown on the screen.

If you don't want to remove an entire contact but only the email address associated with it, select it, click the button Modification present at the top and delete the field relating to the e-mail address (in the form that appears on the right). Then click the button Save present below and that's it.

iCloud

If you have Apple devices and have synchronized your contacts through the address book of iCloud, you can delete individual names from the latter (e therefore from all the devices associated with it) by connecting to the iCloud.com site, logging in with your Apple ID (if necessary) and selecting the icon Contact from the page that opens.

At this point, locate the contact to delete (or search for it using the appropriate bar located at the top left), select it and click on the button Modification located at the top right. Then choose whether to delete it by pressing the button Delete contact that appears at the bottom right, or whether to delete only the email address linked to it, using the button negative (-) lead present in the field relating to the email and pressing on Save per salvare I modified it.

How to delete an email address used on a device

Would you like to remove an e-mail address configured on your smartphone or PC but you don't know how to proceed? Do not worry. Follow my instructions on how to delete an email address stored on a PC or portable device and you will no longer have problems of this kind.

Android device

If you want to delete an email address configured on your smartphone or tablet Android, proceed like this: open the menu of settings (the gear icon located on the home screen or in the screen with the list of all the apps installed on the device) and go to Account.

At this point, choose the email service to which your email address belongs (eg. Google for Gmail), select theaddress to be deleted from the screen that opens and proceed to delete it by tapping the button Remove account and confirming.

If you don't see the "Remove account" button, press the button (...) located at the top right and choose the item Remove account give the menu check if you press.

iPhone / iPad

If you use a iPhone or iPad, you can delete an email address configured on the device by going to the menu Settings (the gear icon located on the iOS home screen) and selecting the item Account and password da quest'ultimo.

In the screen that opens, select the account to remove (eg. gmail), presses the button Delete account present at the bottom and confirm by tapping on the button Delete the iPhone (o Remove from iPad) that appears on the screen.

As for iCloud accounts, instead of "Delete account" you must select the item Logout, which disconnects the device from iCloud and cancels data synchronization with Apple's online service.

PC Windows

If you have a computer equipped with Windows 10, you can manage - and delete - the e-mail accounts configured on the latter by clicking on the button Home (the flag located in the lower left corner of the screen) and selecting thegear located on the left in the menu that appears.

In the window that opens, then go to Account, select the voice Email and app accounts from the left sidebar and choose the email address to delete from the menu Email, calendar and contacts. At this point, press the button Manage that appears under the e-mail address, select the item Delete account from this device and confirm by answering Delete to the warning that appears on the screen.

If you are using a version of Windows older than 10 and / or do not use the default email software included with Windows, you must manage your email accounts directly from the client you have decided to use, for example Microsoft Outlook o Mozilla Thunderbird.

Mac

You have a Mac? In this case, to delete an email address from your computer you need to open System preference (the gear icon located on the Dock bar at the bottom of the screen), and go up Internet account, the blue circular icon with the at sign inside present in the window that opens.

At this point, select the address to delete from the left sidebar, click on the button [-] which is at the bottom of the latter and confirm by replying Deactivate account notice that appears on the screen. If you have activated the iCloud keychain and you want to delete the account from all devices that use this service, answer instead Remove from all.

In the case of accounts iCloud (thanks to which the Mac can synchronize all data with Apple's cloud service), after clicking on the button [-] you will be asked if you want to keep a local copy of photos, documents and other files connected to the service.





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