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    Default Gmail app generates wierd email addresses

    Need help with my Gmail app that generates useless email addresses :

    I transferred my Outlook contacts to my Gmaill account (via a CSV file import) and all works fine.
    I then synched my Gmail account with my Gmail app on a Samsung GII phone, and my contacts appeared on the phone, no problem.

    Here's the wacky part : when I try to send an email from my phone, I tap "new message" and am prompted to enter the address. I begin with the first few letters (for example johnd... for my friend John Doe) and the phone automatically completes the entry with :

    "DOE, John," <johndoe@gmail.com SMTP John Doe (johndoe@gmail.com)>

    This long string invariably means that the email does not get delivered, and I get a mailerdeamon error message in return. Happens with almost all of my contacts.
    I'm not sure but I suspect it may only happen with those contacts that have 2 or more email addresses associated with the same contact name.

    Why doesn't the app simply complete the address line with johndoe@gmail.com ?? Does anyone have a work-around ??
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    Default Re: Gmail app generates wierd email addresses

    It sounds like your Contacts got corrupted in the transfer.

    I would delete all of your Google Contacts and do a clean fresh re-transfer from Outlook to Google using the free trial version of Companion Link.

    Sync calendar, contacts, tasks and notes to Android, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry - CompanionLink

    Good luck.
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