There are ways to get what you want. I can also say you may not be able to
get what you want by doing it the way you want to, or doing it exactly the
way you have in the other email clients in the past. Provide a working
example of say 6 or so names and business affiliation of how it is now and
what is happening now. Provide the information of what you wish the actions
to be of these contact names of how you want their name to appear in the To:
field of the outgoing message. How you would like to see these contacts
appear when you have clicked on the TO: to open the mailing list to chose
the recipient(s) of the message.
If you use the nickname property when editing your contact then what ever
you put in that field will show in the Name column of the Mailing list when
you click the TO: word and that is going to be placed in the To: field of
the out going message followed of course by the email address. This is one
way I would do what it is you say you want. I would edit each contact in
the Nickname: property this way. *John Adams ABCco. , *Jane Jones ABCco
etc the (*) is the key. Now when I want to send a message to one or some are
all they show up grouped together and in alphabetical order by first name
when I click on the word To: of a new message window and as a matter of fact
I have forced them to appear at the top of the mailing list as well. But
that's just one way. I could even NOT use the Nickname: property leaving
it blank-no value, and use the First, Middle, Last name: or a combination of
these to effect what shows where and how.
There are also ways to get contacts out of the To: mailing list that are
really just in your way when it comes to your everyday normal activities and
yes you keep all contacts/groups and their information. Why have contacts be
they business or not ,show up in the To: mailing list that have no email
address but do have a phone numbers. IMO the Mailing list should be
controlled so you can speed up what you do on a regular day to day basis.
For example I may be in charge of all the contact information for the class
of 2002 that consist of 750 people. Out of that group there is only 6
people I contact on somewhat of a regular basis, the other 744 names I
contact once a year with news letter about the class and reunion info. Do I
want 744 contact in my way every time I want to send someone an email,
because I created a group of 750 people? No. So by good contact management
I can still have my groups and other contacts data that I may need on few
occasions out of the way of my usual daily or weekly emailing task.
Winston has already pointed out in his reply to you that the question you
are asking is a little different than the person who started this post the
OP. However, the OPs question has been answered by "Ildhund" and both yours
and OPs question are concerning the subject of Managing Contacts.
For the time being I would stay with this tread and see what develops.
Your Subject: Managing Contacts in WLM.
Your and the OPs question could have been: I am using WLM version xxx... in
Vista HP Sp1. What is the best way to manage my Contacts to achieve the
following results when composing new emails- (then your examples, verbally
illustrated point by point)
"nkm" <nkm@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I'm having terrible problems because the nickname now *becomes* the name,
> which is not what I want!
> Is there a way or rearranging the priorities, so nickname *isn't* first?
> should be able to assign our own! e.g I want name, nickname, email and
> numer to show (I've always used nickname to denote business affiliation,
> if i rearrange by nickname, all the people who work for one company are
> grouped together...easy to find, and send to a bunch of people....but not
> all, as would be the case in a group.
> ps..I spellcheck everything *automatically before it's sent but not sure
> it will 'kick in' here on a forum....(*GREAT feature for lousey 2 finger
> typists....EVERYONE shuld use....in fact it should be the default!)...
> "Ildhund" wrote:
>> The To: line shows the contents of the Name field in the contacts
>> list. This field is generated by WLMail from data in the other
>> fields, in order of priority: Nickname, First and/or Last Name,
>> Company, email addresses. If you want to have data in the First and
>> Last name fields, then the only way to override them in the To: line
>> is to assign a Nickname. Make this the first part of the email
>> address and the recipient will show as, for example, juicylucy37
>> <juicylucy37@xxxxxx>, and you'll be revealing nothing else.
>> Will this do?
>> [Turning spell checking on would have picked up 'contanct' in your
>> subject line. It's a powerful tool...]
>> "ben0214" <ben0214@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> > When i choose the mail recipient with through the auto complete
>> > feature it is
>> > showing their personal name in the "To" line.
>> > For Example instead of just saying "xxxx@xxxxxx" it says
>> > "First/Last Name"
>> > in the "To" line.
>> > Is there a way to make it so it will only say "xxx@xxxxxx" rather
>> > then
>> > giving out my contacts names ?