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I use a group in gmail to spam my friends with an occasional email when I travel on business.

Some of my contacts have multiple live email addresses, which I would like in the list.#

The latest version of gmail doesn't allow you to edit these anymore. So I can't remove one address for a contact without removing the contact completely and re-adding the ones that I actually want.

Am I missing something. The older API (luckily still available) allows this

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  • The latest version of gmail certainly allows you to remove contact's email address. Just click edit on the contact, and click remove to the right of the email address.
  • All messages bound for groups hit the primary-email of each recipient, (the first in the contact listing). There is no way that I know of to change this without clearing all the email addresses of the contact.

Unfortunately G-mail has always had pretty poor contact functionality. The system is great, the roldex is great, but the integration with the system has always been lagging demand. We just got the ability to map dates onto a Google Calendar. Give them another 4-5 years.

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I just double checked in gmail. In the current version, I see each person once & can't tell what email address. Switch to "older version" (bottom of page) and the same group has 1 person twice (two addresses) and some of the addresses are not the primary contact. So gmail seems to keeps addresses, not people. –  itj Jul 14 '10 at 6:59

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