Where Did My 'Show Recent Contacts When Composing Email' Option Go?

By Adam Zeis on 7 Dec 2009 03:06 pm EST
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While cranking out some emails the other day, I was frantically searching for a contact I knew I had. There were multiple times I had emailed this person from my Tour, and I could not for the life of me find the address on my 9700. I ran through my contacts over and over to no avail. I grabbed my Tour and did the same with no result. In my mass hysteria I started the email again, this time on the Tour. As I type out the address, sure enough it showed up. It was then I realized that my "Gmail Style" recent contacts did not display when composing an email from the Bold 9700. A bit of digging (and 4 days later) I discovered that the Tour 9630 shows an option to Show Recent Contacts When Composing Email which was set to on. Apparently on the Bold 9700 (and multiple other devices) this option is nowhere to be found. I had grown to love this feature, and honestly I'm quite upset that I no longer have it. I have no idea if it is carrier based, OS based or where it stems from, but I want it back. My question is this - did you have this feature and love it on an old device, but have since moved on and want it back? Did you not even know it existed? Take a vote in the poll and let us know.

Topics: Editorial

26 comments

quixin

Had this on my 8900, missing from the 9700 on Tmobile 5.0.0.330...

How could a Blackberry NOT have this feature... Seems unreasonable.

JRSCCivic98

There is an issue with this feature. RIM DIDN'T PUT IN AN OPTION TO EDIT THE ENTRIES!!!!

I don't have a problem with such a feature, but RIM needs to make it where you can edit the entires within this list. (Sometimes you make a mistake typing and not being able to delete the bad entry is no good.) Once they make that possible, they can reimplement this feature as I'm sure many will like it.

Please RIM, give us an option to edit these entries (perhaps put it under Options or Address Book/Options).

Bla1ze

This needs to be re added to newer OS'.

adam121

Bbeeam me up scotty!

chelseytx

but i just checked (on my tour) with that feature on and off, and i still get a list of names when i start to type in my "To:" area, had it on both my curve 8330 running 4.5 and 5.0

Edit: threw up a link to a pic of compose with recent contact set to OFF

http://tinypic.com/r/1z69rid/6

kes601

If the person is in your contacts then it will show up (not saying they are, but if they are then that is why they are showing up).

Recent contacts would show (I assume) people who have emailed you recently or who you have emailed recently, regardless of whether they are in your contact list or not.

chelseytx

so that would be why i start to type in someones email and they pop up. HA! okay, maybe i didnt have that with my curve then heehee

thanks dudely!

jkpitcher

I do not have this option on my verizon Tour. But it does bring up a list of previous contacts emailed when I start typing in the To: field.

carrickfergus

I do have this option on my Verizon Tour. I never noticed it before and it defaults to on. Running 5.0.0.230.

BBThemes

right, so after checking me 8520, 8900 and 9500, none of them have this option, however it does do it anyway (just on its own), so i guess thats just weird!!

Dem0

The one I really miss is the SMS and Email Inboxes {Combined} not sure why is missing on .348 (Javelin) but I for sure WANT IT BACK!

m_jameson1

I have it on y Alltel 8330 running a 5.0.0.230/344 Hybrid OS. It is a pretty clutch feature imo.

danielscrowe

I have the option on my Verizon Tour running 5.0.0.230.

blueyestm

don't even have that option on my phone. not sure which version it starts showing up as.

liftedhdrado

I have a Tour, but do not see this option on the menu. When I start typing an email address on the "TO" no previous address show up. This feature would be nice to have. I have 4.7.161 on my tour. Anyone know what version u need to have in order to have this feature?

Tripster

Sometimes it gets annoying! I knew about this for awhile, I'm running .351 V7.11 w/.191 radio on my 9630!

m_jameson1

like i stated above....I have the option and my curve is running 5.0.0.230 as a base. That must be the issue judging from the amount of voters DO have it. I am guessing there a quite a bit more ppl that have a OS newer than .230 :)

BootlegZani

There is either two reasons that I do not have this on my Verizon Tour 9630. First I am running 4.7.1.161 and I cannot find the option. It is either because it is a 5.0 option or because I don't use SMS and Email in a Combined box.

FLIP954RR

and when i had OS .238-i had it, but when i updated to .314 its gone-oh well...it is what it is

germann1

I like the option. I have to go check to see if it is in my Storm 9530.

mciriello

My Tour with the stock OS does not have it. But it may be becuase I am a BES user.

champr

I do not have it on my Storm. Not sure if it was there prior to going to version 5. I have only had my blackberry for a couple of months now and didn't know about this option. Would be a nice feature to have though.

USP45

Poll needs another option:
- not needed because contact field auto-populates from address book anyways.

Unless the poster had something else in mind (e.g. maybe if you don't know the contact at all it might be nice to see recent contacts you've emailed and just forgot).

tportnay

I'm on a VZW Tour -- definitely did not come up on old OS. Upgraded to .61 this weekend -- its not an option on my device currently

nabilaffan

'Show Recent Contacts When Composing Email'

I really really need this feature and dispritly looking for it on my new Bold 9700???

This option is not there at all and I really use to it on my old Curve.

It was saving time and effort by saving incoming business emails automaticlly. I kept reach for it for 1 week and still.

Please ADAM let me know as soon as get any related update.

My email is: (na.affan@gmail.com)

Please tell me how can have it on my 9700

nabilaffan

'Show Recent Contacts When Composing Email'

I really really need this feature and dispritly looking for it on my new Bold 9700???

This option is not there at all and I really use to it on my old Curve.

It was saving time and effort by saving incoming business emails automaticlly. I kept reach for it for 1 week and still.

Please ADAM let me know as soon as get any related update.

My email is: (na.affan@gmail.com)

Please tell me how can have it on my 9700