Wacky Problem - gmail app generates nonsensical 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," <firstname.lastname@example.org SMTP John Doe (email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org ?? Does anyone have a work-around ??