I use the web interface for Gmail regularly and recently noticed that one of my contacts (let's call him
Jim Smith) has a Google+ account attached to his email address...and I cannot remove the damn thing! It might be OK if his Google+ account had the name
Jim Smith, but unfortunately he has decided to give his Google+ account the quirky name
Metal Raw-Star, dunno why.
The big problem now comes when I try to type an email. In the
To field, none of the following find my contact:
* Jim * Smith * Jim Smith
Even though this is the contact name! If I type
Raw then Gmail finds the contact and inserts the email address.
If you look at the image below, I've named my contact (green), but when I enter his email (pink) Google links to the Google+ profile (blue)...and I cannot email the contact by his actual name anymore!
This Google+ profile is confusing and not relevant to me. How can I unlink it from my contact? I have tried creating a new contact, but the instant I type in his email, the Google+ profile gets reconnected to the contact. This might all just be an annoyance if Gmail would just let me find my contact by the name I have assigned to him. I do not have control over what he decides to name his Google+ profile.