Delete all contacts from an account

Learn how to delete all the contacts from your account.


You can, if required, delete all contacts from every address book in your account. This might be useful if you're looking to start from scratch with your data.


  • After performing this action, you'll have 30 days to recover (undelete) your contacts from the recycle bin, after which time their data will be permanently removed. However, undeleting contacts won't put them back in the address books they were in previously.
  • You can delete all contacts only if you are an account owner or if you are a user with the Can manage account permission.

Delete all contacts from your account

To delete selected address books and all contained contacts from your account:

  1. Go to Email > Contacts to see your address books.
    Do not select any address books.
  2. Expand the More actions drop-down menu, then select Delete all contacts from your account.
  3. Read the confirmation modal, and if you agree, enter your password and select DELETE.

All contacts will be deleted from every address book, including the 'All contacts' and 'Test' address books.

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