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General People App - Why does every email I send through Gmail become a contact?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cth95mustang, May 13, 2010.

  1. cth95mustang

    cth95mustang Well-Known Member
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    For some reason, whenever I send out an email to someone that's not in my contact list, it appears as a new contact under the people app, with the email address listed. I don't want it to automatically add these emails to my contacts. Is there a way I can stop this, besides un-syncing my Gmail account?
     

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  2. ttran97

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    Have you tried going to Phone -> Menu -> Phone Settings -> Uncheck "Save to contacts" ?

    Another thing you can do is Contacts -> Menu -> View -> Check "Only contacts with phone number" or uncheck "Show auto Gmail contacts"

    Also, when you're in Gmail, there is an option to not auto-add email addresses. You have to do that from the computer, though. [Edit: actually, this option is for auto-adding of Chat]
     
  3. cth95mustang

    cth95mustang Well-Known Member
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    Tried it, but still adds them to my contacts. There has to be a way to turn this off somewhere o_O
    Should I just make all of my contacts in the People app set under Phone, instead of Google? What's the difference in doing that anyway?
     
  4. thetomlin2

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    Log into Gmail and make sure all the contacts you want to sync are under "My Contacts". Then using the Eris: People>Groups (3 heads on the bottom)>Menu>Sync Groups. Uncheck "Sync all contacts". Whenever Gmail creates a contact it will be in "All Contacts" which will no longer sync.
     
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    cth95mustang Well-Known Member
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    i need to remember this if i ever get the ota.
     
  7. Papadroid

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    To add to what thetomlin2 has already provided, in 2.1 you have to go to People > Menu > View > uncheck Show auot Gmail contacts.
     
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  8. thetomlin2

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    Thank you ... I got 2.1 this afternoon and was beating my head against the wall trying to find this
     

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