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Gmail likes its contacts more than yours

Posted by onlydarksets on December 8, 2008

I’ve been running into a problem where Gmail stops auto-suggesting contacts in my Contacts list.  Turns out, it’s because it likes its own “Suggested Contacts” better.  More to the point, the “Suggested Contacts” are case-sensitive, while the auto-suggest is not, and the auto-suggest pukes on what it perceives to be duplicates.

So, if you have a contact in your Contacts list with the email address “”, and they send you an email configured as “”, and you respond to that email, gmail adds the duplicate address to your “Suggested Contacts” list.  Then, the next time you try to send them a new email, gmail chokes on the duplicate, and you get nothing.

UPDATE: Looks like Google is working on it.

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