Originally Posted by falconey
Go into your gmail account from your pc. Go into the contact list. Delete everyone you don't want as a contact. When you're done, go to your phone and sync gmail contacts.
Sorry I had edited my post to reflect that I had already done what you have already suggested, but that still didn't work.
In my edited post that didn't come through, I also added that Gmail decided to include the strangers I've contacted through Craigslist as a part of my contacts. So now I have hundreds of unknown contacts to choose from under my "People" contacts whenever I start up a new message. This only seems to be true only when I create a text message, but when I go to my People widget, it's only my personal contacts.
I've already gone through both my only two linked private and public Gmail accounts to delete those unused and one time contacts, but they still seem to be embedded in my phone's memory. This is both annoying and frustrating, so I hope that I can get this resolved soon.
Thanks for any input you guys/gals may have. As always, it's appreciated.