Windows Vista Tips

Windows Vista Tips > Newsgroups > Windows Live Mail > Delete Multiple duplicated Contacts

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes

Delete Multiple duplicated Contacts

 
 
whatlink
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      09-05-2010
How do I delete multiple contacts in 1 go from my contacts list in Live Mail?
And no the check boxes alongside dont work?
Ken
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
Dave N9
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      09-05-2010
Use the normal Windows selection techniques...
Ctrl-A to select all
hold Ctrl and click on individual contacts
click on a contact, hold the Shift key, and click on the end of a block of
contacts





--
Dave N.
MS-MVP (Mail)
Windows 7 Ultimate 64
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-mail
http://download.live.com/wlmail
"whatlink" wrote in message
news:8D71D267-F43D-4BC8-A570-...

How do I delete multiple contacts in 1 go from my contacts list in Live
Mail?
And no the check boxes alongside dont work?
Ken

 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
Michael Santovec
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      09-05-2010
If you are seeing check boxes, you are not in the WLM program. You are
on the Hotmail web site.

For Hotmail (Hotmail.com/Live.com/MSN.com) questions, use these forums
(Includes use of the Hotmail web site and Hotmail account problems)
http://windowslivehelp.com/product.aspx?productid=1

--

Mike - http://TechHelp.Santovec.us



"whatlink" <> wrote in message
news:8D71D267-F43D-4BC8-A570-...
> How do I delete multiple contacts in 1 go from my contacts list in
> Live Mail?
> And no the check boxes alongside dont work?
> Ken



 
Reply With Quote
 
Dave N9
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      09-05-2010
In Windows Live Mail, there are small icons to the left of the contacts
names.
They kind of look like check boxes.





--
Dave N.
MS-MVP (Mail)
Windows 7 Ultimate 64
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-mail
http://download.live.com/wlmail
"Michael Santovec" wrote in message
news:...

If you are seeing check boxes, you are not in the WLM program. You are
on the Hotmail web site.

For Hotmail (Hotmail.com/Live.com/MSN.com) questions, use these forums
(Includes use of the Hotmail web site and Hotmail account problems)
http://windowslivehelp.com/product.aspx?productid=1

--

Mike - http://TechHelp.Santovec.us



"whatlink" <> wrote in message
news:8D71D267-F43D-4BC8-A570-...
> How do I delete multiple contacts in 1 go from my contacts list in Live
> Mail?
> And no the check boxes alongside dont work?
> Ken


 
Reply With Quote
 
Bob Lucas
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      09-06-2010


"whatlink" <> wrote in message
news:8D71D267-F43D-4BC8-A570-...
> How do I delete multiple contacts in 1 go from my contacts list
> in Live Mail?
> And no the check boxes alongside dont work?
> Ken


The following response is based upon the following assumptions:

1. Windows Live Mail has signed into a Live Identity, which is
probably based upon a Hotmail or MSN email address
2. Having signed in, WLM synchronizes your local contact list
with the contact list on Hotmail webmail interface.
Synchronization has duplicated some or all of your contact
details.

The following steps should help you to resolve the problem.

1. Close WLMail
2. Use a web browser (such as Internet Explorer) to sign into
your Hotmail account.
3. Click on 'Options', followed by 'Contacts'. This will
display your complete contact list (including duplications)
4. Click on the down arrow, to the right of 'Manage' - an
select the 'Clean up contacts' option. Hotmail will identify all
duplicates - and invite you to combine them automatically.
5. Having combined the duplicate contacts, sign out from the
webmail interface.
6. Open WLMail - and allow it to sign into the same Live
identity. WLMail will synchronize with the remote contacts
list - which will eliminate the unwanted duplicates.

 
Reply With Quote
 
...winston
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      09-06-2010
Fyi:
For WLM 2011 15x(beta)
....if signed on with a Live ID, the Contacts UI in WLM 15x has a 'Cleanup contacts' option which will open a browser window and accomplish 'Step 4' for that same Live ID



--
....winston
ms-mvp mail

"Bob Lucas" wrote in message news:i628e3$16e$...



"whatlink" <> wrote in message
news:8D71D267-F43D-4BC8-A570-...
> How do I delete multiple contacts in 1 go from my contacts list
> in Live Mail?
> And no the check boxes alongside dont work?
> Ken


The following response is based upon the following assumptions:

1. Windows Live Mail has signed into a Live Identity, which is
probably based upon a Hotmail or MSN email address
2. Having signed in, WLM synchronizes your local contact list
with the contact list on Hotmail webmail interface.
Synchronization has duplicated some or all of your contact
details.

The following steps should help you to resolve the problem.

1. Close WLMail
2. Use a web browser (such as Internet Explorer) to sign into
your Hotmail account.
3. Click on 'Options', followed by 'Contacts'. This will
display your complete contact list (including duplications)
4. Click on the down arrow, to the right of 'Manage' - an
select the 'Clean up contacts' option. Hotmail will identify all
duplicates - and invite you to combine them automatically.
5. Having combined the duplicate contacts, sign out from the
webmail interface.
6. Open WLMail - and allow it to sign into the same Live
identity. WLMail will synchronize with the remote contacts
list - which will eliminate the unwanted duplicates.
 
Reply With Quote
 
Ron Sommer
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      09-06-2010


"Bob Lucas" wrote in message
news:i628e3$16e$...



"whatlink" <> wrote in message
news:8D71D267-F43D-4BC8-A570-...
> How do I delete multiple contacts in 1 go from my contacts list in Live
> Mail?
> And no the check boxes alongside dont work?
> Ken


The following response is based upon the following assumptions:

1. Windows Live Mail has signed into a Live Identity, which is
probably based upon a Hotmail or MSN email address
2. Having signed in, WLM synchronizes your local contact list
with the contact list on Hotmail webmail interface.
Synchronization has duplicated some or all of your contact
details.

The following steps should help you to resolve the problem.

1. Close WLMail
2. Use a web browser (such as Internet Explorer) to sign into
your Hotmail account.
3. Click on 'Options', followed by 'Contacts'. This will
display your complete contact list (including duplications)
4. Click on the down arrow, to the right of 'Manage' - an
select the 'Clean up contacts' option. Hotmail will identify all
duplicates - and invite you to combine them automatically.
5. Having combined the duplicate contacts, sign out from the
webmail interface.
6. Open WLMail - and allow it to sign into the same Live
identity. WLMail will synchronize with the remote contacts
list - which will eliminate the unwanted duplicates.

*************
Bob

It is not necessary to have a Hotmail, Live, or MSN email address.

1. A Live Identity is used to sign in in Windows Live Mail.
2. Having signed in, WLM synchronizes your local contact list
with the contact list on Live webmail interface.
Synchronization has duplicated some or all of your contact
details.

The following steps should help you to resolve the problem.

1. Close WLMail
2. Use a web browser (such as Internet Explorer) to sign into
contacts.live.com.
3. Click on the down arrow, to the right of 'Manage' - and
select the 'Clean up contacts' option. Live will identify all
duplicates - and invite you to combine them automatically.
4. Having combined the duplicate contacts, sign out from the
webmail interface.
5. Open WLMail - and allow it to sign into the same Live
identity. WLMail will synchronize with the remote contacts
list - which will eliminate the unwanted duplicates.

-- Ron Sommer
MS MVP- Windows Live Mail

 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Contacts Duplicated Niall Windows Live Mail 2 04-10-2010 11:08 PM
Duplicated contacts when imported emes7 Windows Live Mail 1 11-08-2009 03:50 AM
How do I Delete Duplicated Messages in Windows Mail?? Johnsabu Windows Vista Mail 2 06-06-2007 02:53 PM
Duplicated Contacts Rock Windows Live Messenger 2 03-08-2007 03:24 PM
Contacts groups duplicated Fabi Windows MSN Messenger 0 02-15-2007 08:05 AM