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How to disable autocomplete name suggesting in Outlook?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2014-07-11

When you begin typing a name or an address in messages’ To, Cc or Bcc fields, the autocomplete list will display to show you the suggestions of the name and address if you have saved the address in your Contacts.

By default, the autocomplete feature is turning on. If you want to disable this feature, please do as this tutorial shows.

Disable autocomplete name suggesting in Outlook 2010 and 2013

Disable autocomplete name suggesting in Outlook 2007

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arrow blue right bubbleDisable autocomplete name suggesting in Outlook 2010 and 2013

In Outlook 2010 and 2013, you can disable autocomplete feature as follows.

1. Click File > Options.

2. In the Outlook Options dialog box, please click the Mail in the left bar, then uncheck the Use Auto-Complete List to suggest names when typing in the To, Cc, and Bcc lines box in the Send messages section. And click the OK button.

Then you can see the autocomplete feature is turned off. See screenshot:

arrow blue right bubbleDisable autocomplete name suggesting in Outlook 2007

If you are using Outlook 2007, please do as follows.

1. Click Tools > Options.

2. In the Options dialog box, please click the Preferences tab, then click the E-mail Options button.

3. When the E-mail Options dialog box popping up, please click the Advanced E-mail Options button. See screenshot:

4. In the Advanced E-mail Options dialog box, please uncheck the Suggest names while completing To, Cc, and Bcc fields box. Then click the OK button.

5. Click the OK buttons in the following dialog boxes to finish the whole settings.

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