Apple Mail prepends "Apple Inc" to some of my recipients

I am using Apple Mail with Mountain Lion. When I create a message to a previous recipient, the Mail program seems to prepend "Apple Inc" to the email address in the "To" bar. Where does Mail get the contacts from, and how can I eliminate this prepending of "Apple Inc" to some of my contacts?

When I look at the Apple Address book, it seems to have merged the email address of all my accounts into one big list. Is there a way to keep the contacts from different accounts separated into different Address Books?

Thanks in advance,

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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
Apple Mail gets Contacts from an internal Database of Previous Recipients and the Contacts application.

If the email address was used previously it uses Previous Recipients first.  You can delete incorrect entries in the Previous Recipients list.
In Apple Mail under the WINDOWS menu you will see the menu item for Previous Recipients.
Delete any incorrect entries.

I am not 100% clear what problem you are having in the Contacts application.
You can create as many GROUPS as you want and each entry (card) can be added to multiple groups.   If you delete a card from a Group .. it will ask you if you simply want to remove it from this Group but keep the card .. or delete the card completely.
The "All Contacts" category/group on the left pane should show all your cards.
If you select an individual card and press the OPTION (Alt) key it should highlight the various groups where that card is listed so you can see where it is located.
If you have 2 cards for the same person .. you can select both and MERGE them by selecting "Merge Selected Cards" from the Card menu.

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karnac2020Author Commented:
OK. Thanks for your email.

I know how to delete a contact from the Previous Recipients list, but I was just wondering how that "Apple Inc" gets in there in the first place, as I have seen it on my own email address too.

Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
Is there an Apple Inc card in the Contacts application?  If so Delete it.

Check the Accounts in the Apple Mail preferences in case there is some reference in the settings to Apple Inc which should not be there.

In System Preferences : Users & Groups .. highlight your user account .. you can see what Contact Card is associated with your user account.  Again check that this card does not have any reference to Apple Inc.
karnac2020Author Commented:
Thanks Eoin.

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