Delete Multiple duplicated Contacts

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by whatlink, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. whatlink

    whatlink Guest

    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
    whatlink, Sep 5, 2010
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  2. whatlink

    Dave N9 Guest

    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





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    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
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    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
    Dave N9, Sep 5, 2010
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  3. 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

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    Mike - http://TechHelp.Santovec.us



    "whatlink" <> wrote in message
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    > 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
    Michael Santovec, Sep 5, 2010
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  4. whatlink

    Dave N9 Guest

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





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    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
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    > 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
    Dave N9, Sep 5, 2010
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  5. whatlink

    Bob Lucas Guest

    "whatlink" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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 Lucas, Sep 6, 2010
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  6. whatlink

    ...winston Guest

    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



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    ....winston
    ms-mvp mail

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



    "whatlink" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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.
    ...winston, Sep 6, 2010
    #6
  7. whatlink

    Ron Sommer Guest

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



    "whatlink" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
    Ron Sommer, Sep 6, 2010
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