Microsoft Outlook Contacts show in Contacts but not when clicking on To in a new email

Posted on 2005-04-06
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
I just reformatted a computer running Windows XP and Office XP.  Microsoft Outlook Contacts that I imported show in Contacts but not when clicking on To in a new email.  Help.
Question by:kandrysi
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    Expert Comment

    You need to set up an "outlook address book"

    Here are the steps:

    Tools/options/mail setup tab
    Email accounts
    add new directory or address book
    additonal address book
    outlook address book

    exit outlook and go back in

    right click/properties on contacts
    outlook address book tab
    check "show this folder..."

    Job done




    Author Comment

    that part helps, I can see them, but now when I add a contact it doesn't show in the list..... wierd
    LVL 11

    Accepted Solution

    Does the contact you have added contain an email address??

    Author Comment

    no, but when I added an email it works.


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