Using the Outlook 2003 auto complete of email addresses and putting people I reply to in my address book?

Posted on 2005-05-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have been using Outlook for about a week now, I came from using Outlook Express for 5 years. I am wondering how to set Outlook to auto complete the email address when I start typing the to: I see that it does it for some of my contacts, but not all? Also, there does not seem to be a option for putting people that I reply to in my address book like OE? Does anyone know the problem? I imported my emails & address book from OE if that makes a difference. Running XP PRO with Office 2003 and P4 Toshiba Laptop.
Question by:bfeldman13
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    Outlook will autocomplete only those contacts that you have already sent emails to.  To get around this, just click on "To:" button and choose contacts you want to send to. Obviously over some time they will all be eligible for autocomplete. It's the way it's built by Microsoft.
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    You can also Turn OFF or ON AutoComplete name suggesting  

    1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
    2. On the Preferences tab, click E-mail Options, and then click Advanced E-mail Options.
    3. Clear the Suggest names while completing To, Cc, and Bcc fields check box.
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    unfortunatelt you cannot add people automatically to your address book that you reply to unless you are running a 3rd party addon for outlook like this
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    To activate the AutoComplete manuall, start typing a name in the To: field and press Ctrl+k.
    To add a contact you reply to, click the person's address with the right moust button and you will have an option to add it to your contacts.

    Hope this helps...

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