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Why does Outlook save addresses from e-mails?

Posted on 2006-07-20
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Anyone seen this before? Outlook reads e-mail addresses off of e-mails that come in and saves them automatically as Outlook entries. For these entries, there's no name, address, etc., just an e-maila address. Anyone know what that is and especially how to turn the feature(?) off??  Thanks for your time.
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Question by:gs-rho
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by:gs-rho
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Actually, to gain attention (urgent), I've raised the points. This user is really mad about this because he's trying to sync a pda. Thanks.
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by:hiteshgupta1
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ask user to check whether he has any macro for the same or not
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the user knows nothing about that. I already asked him. Thanks.
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hiteshgupta1 earned 300 total points
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as far as i know,there is no setting in outlook for saving email addresses automatically
it can happen thru a macro only
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Greetings, gs-rho.

If this is the full version of Outlook, not Outlook Express, then hiteshgupta is spot on.  Outlook is not capable of creating contacts automatically from addresses in received emails.  It requires a third-party program or Outlook add-in.  I'm not sure about how OE behaves.

Cheers!
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Okay, that's what I thought. I needed to make sure. Maybe there was some kind of third-party software that did this before. This guy's on a new machine now, so I know there's no 3rd party software. Maybe on his last one. They get e-mail through Exchange server.
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