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Outlook 2010 + Adding a contact from email direct to public folder

Hi, i have 3 users all sharing a public folder calendar. The users which to update the address book by right clicking an email address and adding to contacts.

This seems to be fine to add to the personal contacts folder but not the public contacts folder. Is there a way to add the contact direct to the public folder?

Many thanks in advance.
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FattyPo
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davorinCommented:
Check if public folder contact has enabled "Show This Folder As An E-Mail Address Book" in properties.
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FattyPoAuthor Commented:
yes it has. The users can access them when they click on the To field when creating a new email.
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David LeeCommented:
Hi, FattyPo.

Not, there's no way to do that.  Contacts are always added to the default contacts folder which is the contacts folder in your mailbox.  This cannot be changed.
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FattyPoAuthor Commented:
ok thanks
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David LeeCommented:
You're welcome.
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davorinCommented:
But public folder contact list can be set as default...
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FattyPoAuthor Commented:
I did set the public folder to the default but the contacts still go to the personal contact folder as BlueDevilFan said.
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David LeeCommented:
davorin,

FattyPo is talking about creating contacts not adding addressees to a message.  Yes, the public folder can be set to be searched first when addressing messages, but it cannot be set to be the folder new contacts are created in.
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davorinCommented:
In outlook 2010 seems that things have changed. I'm not familiar with 2010 version.
In versions 2000/2002/2003 and 2007 this worked fine.
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David LeeCommented:
It can't work fine.  Changing the order of address books cannot make Outlook add contacts to any contact folder other than the default contact folder which is always the one in your mailbox (if on Exchange) or the PST file that mail is delivered to (if using Internet email).  Remember we are talking about creating a contact (i.e. clicking New > Contact).  
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davorinCommented:
@BlueDevilFan

I had to try that. In other way I could not sleep well. And it seems that you were right.
I have played with public folder contacts like million times and it is strange that I have not noticed that jet...
THX for new info!
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David LeeCommented:
You're welcome!
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