If you’re a Gmail user, you may have noticed that it can be tricky to get rid of an old Gmail account. Case in point, an address for a fellow named Chris, who is someone I worked with five years ago, keeps popping up as a suggestion when I type the letter “c” in the “To” field.

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To manage Contacts in Gmail, you look for the word “Gmail”, just under Google in the top-left of your inbox.

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Click the arrow next to Gmail and choose Contacts from the drop-down menu.

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You’ll notice there’s no Chris in sight on my Contacts list.

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If the person I wanted to remove was there, I could click on the name and select the three-dot icon at the far right of the name and choose Delete from the drop-down menu.

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The problem with Gmail is that is can make it hard to find your Contacts. There are only three people listed under my contacts. But if click the three-line menu in Contacts, I can also choose Frequently contacted. Now there are more people on the list that I didn’t see before.

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Now there are more people on the list that I didn’t see before.

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But, still, none of these people are Chris.  What I have to do to find Chris is use the search box at the top of contacts.

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I can type in a letter or the name of the contact I’m searching for.

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I can click on the contact, select the three-dot icon, and then choose Delete.

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Now, when I type the letter C in the “To” field on a new email, Chris no longer appears. Toodles, Chris. It was nice working with you.

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