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Outlook 2002 (XP)--Fax address in Address Book

Since installing Outlook 2002, I find the Address Book lists two addresses for many people--one for their e-mail, the other for their fax.  Since only the names come up in Address Book, one can't readily tell which is which in order to send an e-mail.  Is there a way to filter out the fax numbers from the list?

I am told the reason Outlook 2000 didn't do this for me is that it was set for Internet Mail Only and that prohibited the fax numbers from being shown.

Is there a way to show only e-mail addresses in Address Book either by changing the settings or by using third party add-on software?  I realize I could file the fax numbers under something else in Outlook but this seems a little silly.  As it now stands, the setup seems like a major inconvenience for sending e-mail.

Thanks for any help.

James
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Neo_mvpsCommented:
No to the first paragraph because it is hard coded into Outlook's address book provider to show email and fax addresses.

Second paragraph is correct.  The address book provider under Outlook 98/2000 Internet Mail Only had to be fully compatible with OE since they could share the same data.  The Corp/Workgroup versions of 98/2000 does show email and fax addresses just like OL2K2.

At this time there isn't a UI element in Outlook that allows for suppresion of FAX address.  Best advise is to stick the numbers in the Notes section or use telephone entry that isn't labled fax.

Cheers,
/Neo
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jesschoenAuthor Commented:
As I looked at it some more, it looks like the first of the two duplicate names in the address book (as it comes up when one hits "to" in the e-mail) is always the e-mail address.  If one keeps this in mind, it might not be as big a problem as I thought although the duplicate names do clutter up the selection possibilities.

Thanks for the comments.
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