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  • Started 8 years ago by petersPGeek
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I just upgraded to Outlook 2003 from 2000 and my contact list (and email addresses) doesn’t come up when I hit the “To” or “Cc” icons when I’m composing an email message. When I hit “To” the dialog box comes up and the “ Show names from the:” drop down selection box is blank. I can access the contact list from the Outlook main screen short-cut, and it appears to be complete. There is no way that I can find to access my email addresses in the contact list from the email message screen where I need it. Any ideas?


Posted 8 years ago
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Try this:

Enabling Contacts Database As An Email Address Book in Outlook 2003

1. click on 'Tools' menu then 'Email Accounts' option - see dialog.
2. click on the 'View or change existing directories or address books' option.
3. click 'Next'.
4. click on the 'Add' button then 'Additional Address Books' option.
5. click 'Next'.
6. click on the 'Outlook Address Book' option.
7. click 'Next'.
8. click on 'Finish' button.

9. click on the 'Contacts' tab - see contacts database.
10. right-click on the 'Contacts' option on the left-hand side (under 'My
11. click on the 'Properties' option - see multi-tabbed dialog.
12. click on the 'Outlook Address Book' tab.
13. ensure that the 'Show this folder as an e-mail address book' option is
14. click OK.

Your Contacts database should now be active as an e-mail address book.

To test it:
1. click on thr 'Mail' tab.
2. start a new email.
3. click on the 'To:' button - see the 'Global Address List' dialog.
4. drop the 'Show names from the:' list.
5. scroll up the list and pick 'Contacts' option (under 'Outlook Address Book').
6. click on an email address from the list.
7. click on the 'To->' button.
8. click OK - see new email addressed to someone from your Contacts database.
9. proceed or abandon the email.

Posted 8 years ago
Posts: 4

That did it! Thanks!!

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