How To Remove Duplicate Contacts In Windows Live Hotmail?
By on July 29th, 2008

Several of our readers have been asking this question on how they can get rid of duplicate contacts in Windows Live Hotmail, so here is a post for all those readers, hope this helps you get rid of duplicate contacts in Windows Live Hotmail. As a bonus to our readers we will also be posting about how you can delete contacts in other Webmail Interfaces.

Windows Live Hotmail has improved over time and they have introduced several new features, getting rid of duplicate contacts being one of them. To delete duplicate contacts in Windows Live Hotmail, after you login to your webmail account, click on the Options link in the right hand side corner.

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Once you have clicked on the link, a new page will load showing you lot of different options, scroll down until you see the Customize your contacts header and click on the Clean up duplicate contacts link.

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Clicking on the link will load another page where you will see a description about cleaning duplicate contacts in Windows Live Hotmail and a button to start the process.

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Once you have read the instructions click on the Clean up duplicate contacts button to start the process. Windows Live will fetch the duplicate contacts that exist in your address book, you can click on the contacts to see the details and delete the duplicate contacts or merge them into a single contact.

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Using this simple process you can delete or merge all your contacts in Windows Live Hotmail. Hope this helps our readers to solve their problem.

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