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How can I show only email contacts in Windows Mail?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by SurferGurl, Mar 26, 2008.

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  1. SurferGurl

    SurferGurl Thread Starter

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    My 85 year old Uncle has a new Vaio with Vista, and loves it, except for one thing: On his old XP desktop, with Outlook, he can display only contacts that he emails. On this Vista machine, all contacts show. He wants it to look more like the other mail, just displaying contacts who have email addys. I'm only down here for a couple of days (I live almost 800 miles away) and could probably figure this out if I had more time, so I hate to bug you all... Thanks in advance for your time!
     
  2. DaveA

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    How do you do this in Outlook?
    I have been using Outlook (NOT Outlook Express) since Outlook 98 and have never seen this.

    Or do you mean the drop down list that appears as he types in the address?
     
  3. SurferGurl

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    Yep, that's what I'm looking for, I guess :eek:. Vista Win Mail is SO different... and I have such a limited time down here, or I could probably figure it out myself. My 85 year old uncle, who just started using computers about 4 years ago, needs things as simple as possible. Thanks again for your help.
     
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    The drop down list in Outlook is made as one type in a address to be sent. You will find that "Windows Mail" will also do this. Your Uncle has had several years in making this drop down list.

    He is just going to have to start from scratch and type in each address or select from his contacts as he sends them emails, and they will be added to the drop down list.
     
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    Sigh... I was hoping there was a 'magic' way to do this... Well, I'll be here in the desert for two more days... I'll get as many in the dropdown list as I can before I head back north, and write him a little procedure so he understands the differences... ya know... you gotta hand it to these 80-somethings who get their first computer, and are able to learn XP, Vista and remember their little differences... I hope I can learn as well at that age (one Aunt started at 92, another at 89, Mom at 82, other aunts and uncles in their early 80s! who says ya can't teach an old dog new tricks!)
    Thanks so much, DaveA for your help! It's people like you who are willing to take the time to share your knowledge that make the net livable!
     
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    Thanks for the note back. I am 60Plus and have been around computers since the late 70's. I have taught many a class for Seniors, and they can learn new tricks. Even if OLD dogs can not. I had Seniors using XP in about a week after it hit the stores. Some organizations were NOT going to offer XP in the training classes for another year, as NO one would want XP. Just like today, no one wants Vista, I sure do keep busy help all the local Seniors, because the above org is just thinking about teaching Vista.
     
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