Outlook 2003 Minor Setup Problems

Posted on 2005-05-02
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
I have just reinstalled Outlook 2003 and while the Contacts are their they don't automatically appear when I start entering a recipient in a new email. Does this feature only kick in when I have already sent at least one email to a particular recipient or can it be turned on somehow?

Also, how do I get Outlook to automatically connect to a dial up account when pressing Send/Receive? At the moment it requires a connection to be made prior to sending or receiving..

Question by:dercoss
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    Expert Comment

    1) Yes. but make sure it is enabled via TOOLS - OPTIONS - EMAIL OPTIONS - ADVANCED OPTIONS
    Tick the "Suggest names" box.

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    Go to Contacts.
    Right-click on the Contacts folder, select "properties".
    On the Outlook Address Book tab, check the box that says "show this folder as an email address book".
    click ok.
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    Accepted Solution

    For the second part of your question, see

    and this page

    as the appropirate section (automating connections to the internet) is substnatially similar for Windows XP as it is for Windows 98.

    Author Comment

    Seem ok now...

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