How to remove an e-mail contact

Updated: 11/30/2020 by Computer Hope
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This page contains details on removing a contact from a webmail or e-mail program. The answer to this question depends on the program you use to send and receive your mail. To proceed, choose your e-mail service from the list below and follow the steps.

Google Gmail logo.

Google Gmail

  1. Open your Gmail account and sign in, if prompted.
  2. In the top-right corner of the screen, click the Google Apps menu Gmail Apps button icon.
  3. Click More at the bottom of the menu that appears.

More options in Gmail

  1. Scroll down and select the Contacts icon.

Gmail contacts

  1. Scroll down to the contact you'd like to delete and click the More icon on the far-right side.

More icon

  1. Select Delete from the drop-down menu that appears.

Delete a contact in Gmail

  1. Click Delete on the prompt that appears.

Gmail delete contact

Outlook.com logo.

Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail)

  1. Log in to your Outlook.com account.
  2. In the bottom-left corner of the window, click the People icon.

People icon in Outlook.com.

  1. Right-click the contact you want to delete and select Delete from the drop-down menu that appears.

Delete contact in Outlook.com.

Tip

You can also remove a contact by selecting the entry, and then clicking the Delete icon at the top of the menu.

Yahoo! mail logo.

Yahoo! Mail

  1. Log in to your Yahoo! e-mail account.
  2. Click the Contacts icon in the upper-right corner of the window.

Yahoo contacts icon.

  1. Select a contact from the list that appears.
  2. At the top-right corner of the contact, click the kebab menu icon.

Kebab menu icon

  1. Select Delete Contact from the drop-down menu.

Delete contact

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Microsoft Outlook

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. In the lower-left corner of the window, click the People icon.

People icon in Outlook.

  1. Find and select the contact you want to delete.
  2. On the Home tab in the Ribbon, click the Delete option.

Delete contact in Outlook

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Mozilla Thunderbird

  1. Open Thunderbird.
  2. Select Address Book at the top of the screen.

Address Book in Mozilla Thunderbird

  1. In the Address Book window that opens, find and select the contact you want to delete.
  2. Click Delete in the toolbar above your contacts list.

Delete contact in Thunderbird

  1. Click OK in the prompt that appears to confirm deletion of the contact.