Outlook 2016 – Disable Recent People and Other Suggestions Autocomplete view

When we type an email address in Outlook to send an email, Autocomplete feature provides a list of Recent People and Suggestions in the drop down list.The latest update provides up to 5 suggestions. If you want to delete an email ID from other suggestions list then there is no X sign next to it and you will not be able to remove the entry,

Disable Recent People and Other Suggestions Autocomplete view

If you like the Old Autocomplete format which display’s full list then you can use below registry entry on client PC.

Open the Registry Editor on your PC by clicking on Start -> Search for Registry Editor or by Click on Start -> Run and type regedit.

Disable Recent People and Other Suggestions Autocomplete view

Find the registry key at location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Options

Create a REG_DWORD Entry DisableAutoCompleteUpdate with Value of 1 as shown below.

Disable Recent People and Other Suggestions Autocomplete view DisableAutoCompleteUpdate

Once you set the above registry key it will show the autocomplete entries as shown in below screenshot.

Disable Recent People and Other Suggestions Autocomplete view