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how do i turn on auto-complete for email addresses?

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  1. bj nick

    bj nick Thread Starter

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    I've always had my email addresses in outlook auto complete themselves (the email address is in the contacts folder), but now it won't any more, since I had to re-establish outlook again after a reinstall. I can't find where to turn this feature on. what I mean is, if the address is, say, [email protected], then all I type is pet...and it completes.

    thanks!
     
  2. Ratboy

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    bj nick,

    In Outlook, go to Tools > Options > Preferences > E-mail Options > Advanced E-mail Options

    In the When sending a message section, check the 'Automatic name checking' box.
     
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    thanks. I tried that but it does NOT work. which makes sending emails laborious and infuriating. what could be wrong with it? it will not complete the email addresses, it just sits there, and when I try to send it complains that it doesn't recognize the name, which, when I check in contacts, is right there. Maddening. (this is outlook 2002, that comes with office XP pro.)
     
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