Address sorting when selecting from the Contacts folder

How do I sort addresses in my Contacts folder by "Last Name", when I select them to e-mail?
Even if I set the "Save As" field at Last Name, First Name, I still get a list sorted by first names when I open it in an e-mail message.

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Are you talking about the display of contacts when you click on TO while composing a new email and that you see that in
select name dialog box ?
If that is the one , try this
open outlook
go to tools > email accounts > view or change existing directories or address book
double-click on "Outlook address book"
and select " file as "
press OK
close and open outlook and check now


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