with windows xp I could take a name such as mathew barlow and write red in the nickname box .When creating a new email all I had to do was click r and red would appear in the to box .I would continue with initials such as rm,russ,freckles,etc.I cannot do this with windows vista .why
Welcome to the forum.
You can sort of do this in Windows Mail (WM), but it does not work very well. WM will only remember up to the last 29 email addresses in it's Autocomplete. To turn this feature on in WM:
1. Click Tools - Options
2. Click Send tab
3. Check Automatically Complete E-mail addresses when composing
4. Click OK.
The free Windows Live Mail autocomplete feature works a whole lot better. It supports Pop3, IMAP, HTTP website (EX: Hotmail) email, and is a lot more stable. Plus, WLM will minimize to a tray bar icon and has a separate Inbox for each account. WLM will automatically import Windows Mail messages, accounts, and settings into it. Contacts will have to be manually imported from within WLM. (Tools, Contacts, File, Import, Address book for current Windows User.) To see the Menu bar, press ALT+M and check "Show all menus".
For 32 bit and 64 bit Vista: Windows Live Suite Downloads
In Windows Contacts, when I print out the address book, the fields that do not have any data in them, print with the word (null).
It happens in all the Home Address and Business Address fields. So if I don't place the Zip Code or the Country/Region data, it will print out with the word (null). Aside from going in to all my contacts and placing USA in the country code, is there any way to prevent the word (null) from printing.
thanks for the help.
I do not have a printer so I cannot test this, but changing the Print Style to a different one may help. (EX: Memo, Business Card, or Phone List)
I have over 20 different Groups set up in my Address Book. In the good old Outlook Express Address Book, I could open a Contact and in the "Other" tab, I could see a list of all the Groups that the person belongs to.
In Windows Mail Contacts. I successfully imported all my Contacts and Groups. But. is there a way to find out which Groups a person belongs to? It's too time consuming to manually search through each of my 20 groups.
The Help section claims that Windows Mail has all the features of Outlook Express. but the list of Groups a person belongs to is obviously missing. It looks like Microsoft is selling us a degraded product ("Address Book Minus" instead of "Address Book Plus") and is calling that an improvement!!!! HA!
Please prove me wrong. Show me that I can display a list of Groups for each person. I rely heavily on Groups. Just for example, if I have multiple entries for the same person (with different email addresses), I can tell which one is the most current by looking at which email address is part of a recently set up Group.
If Microsoft Mail is unable to show me a list of Groups for any one individual Contact, is there a way I can continue using Outlook Express under Windows Vista Ultimate x64?
I cannot think of a way to do a search of all contact groups for anything in particular without having to open each contact group. You might also post this in the Vista Mail newsgroup to see if someone may know of a way that we are overlooking.
Sorry OE cannot run in Vista, but Outlook 2003 or newer can.
Wish I had a better answer for you,
okay .. have tried all the options available but still seem to be having the same prob on FIL's peice of junk vista laptop! (sorry vista fans!).
Have set WM as a default, BUT when I try and create a new contact in the mai list (or modify and existing one). It goes to bring up the screen BUT the screen doesnt come up - it goes to come up and then dissappears!
any other ideas ? I am at FIL's place for another 48 hrs and then wont see them or this stupid lappy for 2 months or more so would like it fixed before then.
.. and dont think I havent thought about reformatting the whole damn machine!! or swapping him over to OE
Is there any way to backup Groups, and also synchronize the Contact (including Groups) on two computers?
Exporting Contacts does not preserve Groups.