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Thread: GUIDE edit/clear Recent Email Addresses in Mail app

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    Default GUIDE edit/clear Recent Email Addresses in Mail app
    [irrelevant]
    Last edited by tonycortes; 2010-06-09 at 09:29 AM.

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    Wouldn't it be easier to get someone to upload a clean one and people download to pc and then replace when needed?

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    [irrelevant]
    Last edited by tonycortes; 2010-06-09 at 09:28 AM.

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    Ah okay, my bad.

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    [irrelevant]
    Last edited by tonycortes; 2010-06-09 at 09:28 AM.

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    hi "GregTheWang"
    can you tell me how I can access /private/var/mobile/Library/AddressBook folders on the iphone...?

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    Smile Email Cache Remover
    Hi,

    Thank you for the instructions. Do you happen to know the name of the app in BossPrefs for doing this? Please let me know.

    Thank you again,
    Sri.

    Quote Originally Posted by tonycortes View Post
    I was trying to Google this all day, but I was unable to find a solution, so I went on to figure it out myself.

    Anytime you compose a New Message in the mail app for email, you're able to enter a name or email address in the To: field.

    The iPhone has a feature which stores recently emailed addresses in your phone so you can easily select them as you type an address or name in the field.

    For example, if you type the letter "M" and you've previously emailed

    1) a name that begins with "M"
    2) a last name that begins with "M"
    3) or an email that begins with "M"

    the contact will appear, even if it's not in your contacts anymore. It's a type of cache, history log. If you're looking to edit this recent email log or clear it. I found an easy method do this by following these steps:

    1) Through SSH, copy AddressBook.sqlitedb file to PC
    /private/var/mobile/Library/AddressBook [1.1.4 firmware]

    2) With SQLite Database Browser, open AddressBook.sqlitedb

    3) Switch to Browse Data tab and select ABRecent from Table dropdown list

    4) Select the record to delete and press the Delete Record button at the top right

    5) Continue deleting as much as you want and then Save

    6) Transfer AddressBook.sqlitedb back to iPhone overwriting original
    /private/var/mobile/Library/AddressBook [1.1.4 firmware]

    7) Reboot iPhone

    Feel free to ask any questions, perhaps someone can create a Native App to automate this.

    sqlitebrowser.sourceforge.net/
    winscp.net/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sri77ram View Post
    Hi,

    Thank you for the instructions. Do you happen to know the name of the app in BossPrefs for doing this? Please let me know.

    Thank you again,
    Sri.

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    Hi this didn't seem to work for me.

    If I am emailing someone called Bryan and type b i get an email for someone called [email protected]

    I got the database as suggested but this [email protected] address does not exist in the ABrecent table.

    So I then emailed [email protected] and got the database again, this time [email protected] appeared as the last row. I deleted it, saved the database and copied it back to my iphone and then rebooted phone.

    However I still get [email protected] as soon as I type the b for Bryan

    any ideas? I am on 3.1.2

    Ah my fault.

    It would seem that the phone also looks up contacts on Gmail.

    So when I was typing B it was looking up to gmail and getting the [email protected] address from there. Soon as I deleted it out of my "other contacts" list in gmail it didnt show up.
    Last edited by wobblyb; 2010-01-10 at 11:45 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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