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How do I stop autofill for email address?

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How do I stop autofill for email address? I use several email addresses. Firefox autofills my email address when I complete forms, but it uses an email address I never use when completing official forms and documents and I have to change it manually. I prefer to complete it manually, so how do I stop Firefox from autofilling my email address period!? (I have gone through all of "Settings", but I can't find any option that will fix this situation.)

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Suggestions in a drop down list that have a key icon in front are login suggestions that you need to remove in the Lockwise Password Manager. Suggestions in a drop down list without a key symbol are autocomplete saved form data.

Sugestions without a key icon are part of autocomplete form data that you should be able to remove via the cursor down key and Delete (Mac: Shift+Delete).

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The problem appears to be that Firefox treats email addresses and logins as the same thing, and when I get a fill-out form, Firefox picks an email address from my login information connected to a search site, and I do not use that login/email address when I am providing an "official" email address on a form requesting email address information. If I delete the "login information" for the search site, that's not good. How do I tell Firefox to use a particular login address as the "normal" email address rather than the one it decided to pick on its own?!

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Can you clarify whether the email suggestions have a key icon ?

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There is no "key icon".

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alanbala said

There is no "key icon".

Let's say you have an email field and you type the first letter. Firefox will show "form history" entries in a little drop-down so you can pop a past entry into this form. To remove a form history entry, press the down arrow key on the keyboard to select it, then press Delete or Shift+Delete to remove it.

Is the problem with that kind of "form history" autofill? You also can turn off this feature completely as a test. See: Control whether Firefox automatically fills in forms.

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If there is no key icon then this means that this is normal saved form data and this data isn't stored website specific (might be connected to the name/id of the input field), so that would explain why you see suggestions from emails from other websites.

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