Hundreds of worthless contacts on my phone

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NameZero912
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Hundreds of worthless contacts on my phone

Post by NameZero912 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:53 pm

Hi there ;)

I have the following problem: I decided to synchronize my contacts and events of my computer with the ones of my smartphone. After I did this, I found out that I have a massive amount of contacts on my smartphone, named "," (no first and last name), basically contacts that consist only of email addresses to which I previously wrote an email answer in thunderbird. However, I actually use my smartphone ONLY for phoning. This means, that I actually only intended to have only the contacts synchronized that actually contain at least one phone number as well.

Questions:
1) How can I get what I actually need (only synchronize contacts that make sense on a smartphone, and not "email address only" contacts in my address book on PC that don't even have a name assigned to it)? Would this belong into the suggestions forum?
2) How can I effectively and manually delete the massive amount of useless contacts on my smartphone?

Greetings,
NZ

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Re: Hundreds of worthless contacts on my phone

Post by Birdy » Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:59 am

Hello,

Could you tell me in which address book these addresses with only an email are located ? Is it in "Collected addresses" ?
Thanks.
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Re: Hundreds of worthless contacts on my phone

Post by NameZero912 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:44 pm

Hi.

No, these contacts are in my personal address book. The "Collected address book" is empty.

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Re: Hundreds of worthless contacts on my phone

Post by Birdy » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:31 am

Hello,

By now, there is now particular option to only synchronize contacts with a phone number.
For the moment, what I would suggest is to classify your contacts in 2 different address books and to only synchronize 1 address book (containing phone numbers).
If you move your contacts which don't have a phone number to another address book which is not synchronized, they will be removed from the mobile device at next synchronization.
Birdy

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