addressing contacts by name

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I use my contacts from my personal folders as an e-mail Address Book.  Is there any way I can make it so that I can just type the name of the contact in the address field and have it dynamically find the address of the recipient like it does with Exchange addresses?
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Check the properties of that contact folder and make sure that under the outlook address book tab, that the folder is enabled as an address book.  The automatic name checking should work after that.

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How this works depends on which version of Outlook you have.  This works well in OL2002 but it only happens after you have sent the person one email by selecting it from the list.
For instance, I can start a new message and put bill in the to field.  I am then presented with a box with two addresses that match that.  I am using OL2002.  I don't believe this works at all in OL2k.

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It is enabled as an address book, that's how I use the folder as an address book.
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What version of OL?  As stated, I don't believe this is available in OL2k.

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I am using Outlook 2000, and I know it can work somehow b/c I had "accidentally" set it up that way before.  I'm just not sure how to configure it purposely.

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It works in combination with an Exchange Server.  I remember this question recently asked.  The conclusion was that OL2k cannot do this unless it is accessing an ES address book.  I know that OL2002 does this because it works for me without an ES.
Is automatic name checking enabled?  Tools, Options, preferences tab, email options.  Go to Advanced and select 'Automatic name checking'

Also, if that does not work, your 'nickname' list may be corrupted.  See:  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;242074

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That would seem to indicate it is available in OL2k.  Maybe it will help get this sorted out.

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It took a long time to get back to this b/c it still hasn't been completely resolved but thanks for the help, you atleast have me headed in the right direction.

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