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Unwanted Mail autocorrection of email addresses

David Brostoff-2
I am now running 10.13.3, but since at least 10.11 I think, when I type an email address, Mail autocorrects the actual name to whatever I have in Contacts, with the following typical results:
 
I type John Jones <[hidden email]> but Mail autocorrects to John and Jane Jones <[hidden email]>.

Or, if I have Sarah Smith listed with Siemens as her company, when I type Sarah Smith - Siemens <[hidden email]>, Mail autocorrects to just Siemens <[hidden email]>.

Even if Mail shows exactly what I type, it's only temporary -- when the message is sent it reverts to the autocorrection.

Is there any way around this?

Thank you,

David





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Re: Unwanted Mail autocorrection of email addresses

@lbutlr
On 29 Jan 2018, at 21:01, David Brostoff [hidden email]> wrote:

>
> I am now running 10.13.3, but since at least 10.11 I think, when I type an email address, Mail autocorrects the actual name to whatever I have in Contacts, with the following typical results:
>
> I type John Jones <[hidden email]> but Mail autocorrects to John and Jane Jones <[hidden email]>.
>
> Or, if I have Sarah Smith listed with Siemens as her company, when I type Sarah Smith - Siemens <[hidden email]>, Mail autocorrects to just Siemens <[hidden email]>.
>
> Even if Mail shows exactly what I type, it's only temporary -- when the message is sent it reverts to the autocorrection.
>
> Is there any way around this?

Short answer: no.

Long answer: Contacts (and pretty much everything at Apple) assumes (requires) that each person be a single person and each business be a single business. This can cause issues when people share an email address (people still dDO that? Really?).

For Sarah Smith, I do not have that problem unless on Sarah Smith's contact card I have checked the "company" box, indicating that this contact is not a person, but a company. So I think that issue is easily solvable. Of course, if Sarah is you contact at Siemens…

For the other (shared email) you can try setting up two contacts, one for John and one for Jane that use the same email address. That might work. If might just use Jane's name in every email though, or it might merge them.

What I would do is have a contact for John that has the email and a contact for Jane that has no email and set Jane as John's spouse on John's card so they are linked in your contacts. This would also allow you to keep Jane's mobile number or facebook ID on her card.

If you think "each card is on person and one person only" things will work much better.

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Re: Unwanted Mail autocorrection of email addresses

dianed143@comcast.net
I have a similar issue and almost posted about it yesterday.

Mail is pretty good about picking up addresses that have come in. No more having to actually add one to your address book (Eudora).

What it does that drives me nuts though is say, I type in the beginning of an address for a list I am on, and one I have emailed in the past. It will pick up someones name from the list from my incoming emails and associate it with the address. Even worse, there are times it has associated the persons direct email instead of the list email.

Recently no amount of editing would fix the issue with a particular address and I actually had to go to yahoo groups and copy and paste the address from their main page.


Diane




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Re: Unwanted Mail autocorrection of email addresses

Jerome King-2
In the Mail App (macOS) under Window is Previous Recipients.  This is a list of addresses you have sent to in the past

I find it beneficial to clean out the list periodically to remove "errors"

Jerry

> On Jan 30, 2018, at 9:10 AM, Diane <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I have a similar issue and almost posted about it yesterday.
>
> Mail is pretty good about picking up addresses that have come in. No more having to actually add one to your address book (Eudora).
>
> What it does that drives me nuts though is say, I type in the beginning of an address for a list I am on, and one I have emailed in the past. It will pick up someones name from the list from my incoming emails and associate it with the address. Even worse, there are times it has associated the persons direct email instead of the list email.
>
> Recently no amount of editing would fix the issue with a particular address and I actually had to go to yahoo groups and copy and paste the address from their main page.
>
>
> Diane
>
>
>
>
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Re: Unwanted Mail autocorrection of email addresses

dianed143@comcast.net
The issue I am having is that it’s not necessarily people I’ve sent to, but people who are also on these lists. I’ve received list mail from them but have never replied to them directly.

But it’s certainly worth a try!

Diane

> On Jan 30, 2018, at 9:50 AM, Jerome King <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> In the Mail App (macOS) under Window is Previous Recipients.  This is a list of addresses you have sent to in the past
>
> I find it beneficial to clean out the list periodically to remove "errors"
>
> Jerry
>
>> On Jan 30, 2018, at 9:10 AM, Diane <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> I have a similar issue and almost posted about it yesterday.
>>
>> Mail is pretty good about picking up addresses that have come in. No more having to actually add one to your address book (Eudora).
>>
>> What it does that drives me nuts though is say, I type in the beginning of an address for a list I am on, and one I have emailed in the past. It will pick up someones name from the list from my incoming emails and associate it with the address. Even worse, there are times it has associated the persons direct email instead of the list email.
>>
>> Recently no amount of editing would fix the issue with a particular address and I actually had to go to yahoo groups and copy and paste the address from their main page.
>>
>>
>> Diane
>>




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Re: Unwanted Mail autocorrection of email addresses

Bill Guion
In reply to this post by @lbutlr
> On Jan 29, 2018, at 11:38 PM, @lbutlr <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Short answer: no.
>
> Long answer: Contacts (and pretty much everything at Apple) assumes (requires) that each person be a single person and each business be a single business. This can cause issues when people share an email address (people still dDO that? Really?).
>
> For Sarah Smith, I do not have that problem unless on Sarah Smith's contact card I have checked the "company" box, indicating that this contact is not a person, but a company. So I think that issue is easily solvable. Of course, if Sarah is you contact at Siemens…
>
> For the other (shared email) you can try setting up two contacts, one for John and one for Jane that use the same email address. That might work. If might just use Jane's name in every email though, or it might merge them.
>
> What I would do is have a contact for John that has the email and a contact for Jane that has no email and set Jane as John's spouse on John's card so they are linked in your contacts. This would also allow you to keep Jane's mobile number or facebook ID on her card.
>
> If you think "each card is on person and one person only" things will work much better.
>
>

How does one set Jane as John's spouse on John's card?

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Re: Unwanted Mail autocorrection of email addresses

@lbutlr
On Jan 30, 2018, at 19:42, Bill Guion <[hidden email]> wrote:
> How does one set Jane as John's spouse on John's card?

When you edit a contact a section for related names should be there.

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Re: Unwanted Mail autocorrection of email addresses

Bill Guion
Thank you. I missed that. Well, I saw related child and related pet, but failed to recognize that any of them could be changed to other relations. I'm going to claim age problems.

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> On Jan 30, 2018, at 9:47 PM, LuKreme <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> On Jan 30, 2018, at 19:42, Bill Guion <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> How does one set Jane as John's spouse on John's card?
>
> When you edit a contact a section for related names should be there.
>
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Re: Unwanted Mail autocorrection of email addresses

@lbutlr
One note that might be of interest to some: the words 'spouse’ 'husband' and 'wife’ are synonyms to Apple Contacts and Siri.

So, for example, I can tell Siri "send a message to my husband” and it will send a message to my wife.

Useful? Perhaps not. I've done it once to shut up a conversation at a neighboring table once...

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> On Jan 30, 2018, at 19:59, Bill Guion <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> Thank you. I missed that. Well, I saw related child and related pet, but failed to recognize that any of them could be changed to other relations. I'm going to claim age problems.




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