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Avoiding duplicate contacts with gmail & microsoft exchange...

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by snvyas, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. snvyas

    snvyas Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Mar 22, 2010
    Hi all,

    I have gmail set up on my Nexus One (personal email). I also have microsoft exchange setup (work email) and both work fine. The problem is that under my contacts there are duplicate entries both for gmail and microsoft exchange. That is causing some problems with my SMS app (duplicate contacts) and wanted to see how I could avoid syncing microsoft exchange and delete it from my contact but still keep it on my phone.

    I have already unchecked the box to not sync my contacts but did that after adding it.



  2. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    I sync all my contacts with Gmail just to avoid this kind of problem. That would be my suggestion. I still my contacts in Exchange, they're just not synced with my phone.
  3. adevan

    adevan New Member

    May 27, 2010
    I have personal contacts in my Gmail account and work contacts in my exchange account. Both sync to my phone contact list. Each contact has an indication in the top right as to which account they sync with. When composing an email from either my Gmail or Exchange account, I have the ability to pull from the phone list.
  4. jsjames

    jsjames Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    Will my contact list or "people" list all my gmail AND all my outlook contacts together? That will be a mess if it does.
    I have about 250 in Outlook and it would be a pain to have to go through that list each time I want to use my phone outside of work.
    Can you separate them somehow?
  5. MattDowse

    MattDowse New Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    I have been using a MDA Compaq V for the past 2yrs which when I plugged into my laptop sync'd with Microsoft ActiveSync. When this happened I could choose on my computer what folders/emails etc sync'd. I now have a HTC DESIRE S and I'm having serious issues. FIRSTLY all I have sync'd to my phone is a MS Outlook Email/Contacts & Calendar as it is purely a work phone, yet I get duplicate contacts in my 'people' list. I keep getting asked to link my MS Exchange contacts to 'MyPhoneBook' contacts how do I stop this? If I link them then they double everything up within the contact alternatively I don't link and they double up in my 'people' list... HELP

    SECONDLY why can contacts only be stored on 'John Smith' or 'Smith John' format? I deal with a lot of Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi customers so I have a lot of Ali/Naresh/Ahmed/Ahmad/Khan/Patel etc etc contacts so on my MS Outlook contacts they are saved Joe Bloggs Drycleaners (Ali) so that when my phone rings I know which Ali etc I am talking to yet I can't see how to do it without going through all 750+ contacts on my address book

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