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

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.
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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.
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.
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
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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