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Strange entries in contacts


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#1 jarhtmd

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 09:42 AM

My Name </O=FIRST ORGANIZATION/OU=EXCHANGE ADMINISTRATIVE GROUP(ABCDEFGHI23JKLMN)/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=012345678901234X>

 

On my Win10 computer in Firefox when I type the 1st letter of my 1st name into the "to" address in Hotmail.com (msn.com email address), up pops the above as 1 of the possibilities to pick.  (I've changed the characters in what appears to be codes of some kind at the beginning & end of the 2nd line, because I have no idea what they may mean or reveal.)

 

I also have some other "strange" contacts; some completely unknown; some very similar to known contacts.  This one caught my eye because it has my name.

 

Where do these entries come from?  How can I keep them out?



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Posted 28 September 2017 - 07:00 PM

Are you using some type of Hotmail Outlook connector?

 

The strange line looks like an exchange x500 address.

 

It sounds like contacts were imported from Outlook and are now in your Hotmail account.



#3 jarhtmd

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:00 PM

I use Outlook app on my phone.  I have all kinds of strange "happenings" on my phone.  That is probably where it came from altho' I try to stay "plain vanilla" & nothing fancy.






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