So what worked for me was John’s excellent suggestion of going to the previous 
recipients window and clearing everything from there.

Seemed to be the easiest way to resolve the problem and it worked.

Thanks

> On Oct 12, 2016, at 3:58 AM, Simon Fogarty <si...@blinky-net.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Scott,
> 
> I know you can rebuild a mailbox database,
> 
> Can you not do the same thing with an address book database?
> 
> I can't say I've looked but possibly a feature like that.
> 
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> [mailto:macvisionaries@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Scott Granados
> Sent: Tuesday, 11 October 2016 11:57 PM
> To: MacVisionaries 'Chris Blouch' via <macvisionaries@googlegroups.com>
> Subject: question about a scrambled address book like effect in Apple mail
> 
> Hi, let me describe this problem as best I can.
> 
> I have Apple mail running under the OS10.1 beta presently but this problem 
> has existed to one degree or another since at least IOS 9 including the 
> latest El Cap.
> 
> When entering in an address there’s an auto complete feature so for example 
> if I start to type mac the mac visionaries list appears and completes.  This 
> is fine.  However, I’ve had this on for years between versions as well as 
> several address books which in general seem to be synchronizing ok.  The 
> problem is if I write an address it might come up with the entirely wrong 
> rewrite.  I might put in mikespizza and bobs-BurgerTown will appear in the 
> field.  Seems like there’s either to much data and it’s making crazy 
> relationships or the database needs a refresh.   This problem seems unique to 
> Apple mail.  Is there a way to clear that autocompletion database?  If it’s 
> not that simple how do I find the source of the conflicts?
> 
> Thanks in advance
> 
> Scott
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