Empty an address book

Learn to empty all the contacts out of an address book.

Overview

You can easily empty all contacts from a selected address book or books should you need to.

Performing this action means:

  • the chosen address book (or books) remain intact but is emptied of all contacts, ready to be refilled
  • removed contacts remain in your 'All contacts' address book (which is your master address book)
Emptying an address book does not delete contacts from your account. If you want to delete an address book and all its contacts, check out the article Deleting selected address books and all contained contacts.

Empty selected address books

To remove all contacts from an address book or books:

  1. Go to Email > Contacts > All contacts, and select the check boxes of the address books that you want to empty all contacts from
  2. Expand the MORE ACTIONS drop-down menu, and select Empty selected address books.
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  3. Select OK to confirm.
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