Outlook 2003 Contacts Being Weird (Don't show up when you press 'TO:')

Posted on 2005-04-25
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
I recently joined a computer to a domain so i had to put the outlook settings back into the new user profile.  However, everything works, excpet part of the Contacts feature.  The contacts are in the big contacts list, the email is fine, etc.  However... when you click "NEW" (new email) and then click the "TO:" button to then pick users, nothing shows up there?  Any idea how to get the contacts in the contact list to show up there?

Question by:NickUA
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    Accepted Solution

    1.      Open Outlook.
    2.      Right click your contacts folder and select Properties.
    3.      Click the Outlook address book tab.
    4.      Tick the box that says “Show this folder as address book”
    5.      Click Apply >OK
    6.      Click Tools>Options>Email Options>Advanced Email Options
    7.      Tick suggest names while completing To, cc and Bcc fields
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    Pete - Is there a way to have the "Contacts" be the default choice rather than the "Address Book" in the outlook "TO:" window that pops up?  Does this make sense?
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    by:Pete Long
    Hey Nick sorry for the late follow up I was at work

    Contact usually IS the default ? hang on I'll try and break mine...............
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    by:Pete Long
    ............Mmm OK

    hit the little Address book icon (on the toolbar at the top)
    when the address book opens
    Tools Options

    you can change the display order here :)

    Hope thats what you meant

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    by:Pete Long
    ------and ThanQ by the way :)

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