In Google Apps I re-issued the e-mail address of a former colleague to a new colleague with the same first name (our format is firstname@domain), but now every time I want to compose a message to the new colleague the wrong (old) name is associated with the e-mail address.

Note: the name has been changed in the settings of the new account of course :) It's just that my "local" Gmail client keeps autocompleting the wrong name when I type the e-mail address.

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    Are you sure it's not your browser which has saved the information in its auto-complete data?
    – ale
    Sep 19, 2014 at 11:59
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    @pnuts "local" as in that it's my account. I meant the web app of course :)
    – vincent.io
    Sep 19, 2014 at 14:08

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Ok, apparently all it took was updating the name in my Google Contacts, which apparently uses the e-mail address as the primary key :-/ Never used Google Contacts before, so I completely missed that.

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