Mass Delete Skype Contacts

I’m an idiot, I imported 7000 contacts into Skype. I know, I should have just allowed things to be seen. There is no documented way to delete contact except one by one. The problem is that it is not clear how to select all contacts. Here is how you do it:

# Click on the contact group list.
# There is no command for this, you just have to know it is Command-A or Ctrl-A on the PC to select all the contacts. With 7000 contacts, it will take about 2 minutes.
# Then all the Edit menu items are greyed out so it appears that you are stuck. But in fact, if you hit the Delete Key, then you can delete all the contacts.

The main issue is that I’m a dummy and expect that everything that can be done with shortcut keys is on the menus so I was expecting to see both Edit/Select all which isn’t there and also Edit/Delete to be active instead of greyed. You are warned, don’t import contacts, just click on View Address Book.

Performance will be way better. With 7000 contacts, Skype is regularly spinning for 10 minutes at 100% talking with its servers. Right now the 7000 contact delete is still going on after five minutes with the processor running maxed.

Skype Community > How to completely delete a contact list ?

Ctrl+A selects all your contacts and then just delete them

Entourage 2008

Hey maybe this 12.0.1 fix will help with Entourage and the sync issues we’ve been having. The readme certainly gives some hope:

Description of the Office 2008 for Mac 12.0.1 Update

Reliability is improved when synchronizing with a server that is running Microsoft Exchange Server.
This update improves synchronization support for users of Exchange accounts by reducing instances of duplicate or missing calendar events and by providing more consistency with changes to the calendar on the Exchange server. Additionally, this update fixes an issue that prevents some Entourage 2008 users from synchronizing their contact list together with the Exchange server.
• Stability is improved when synchronizing data with devices and other applications.
This update fixes an issue that causes the Sync Services component to quit unexpectedly while synchronizing calendar and contact information to iCal, to Address Book and to mobile devices that are connected through iSync or iTunes.