"mooseman" <mooseman@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Is there a way to make the Windows Mail automatically access the Windows
> Contacts on my new Vista Home Premium PC? I used to have Outlook on my
> XP computer, and if I started typing in an email reciepient in an email,
> computer would be able to automatically 'suggest' from my contacts who I
> wanted to send it to so I wouldn't have to retype in the contact email
> On this Vista computer, it seems that the email doesn't directly access
> contacts; I have to go to the contacts, look them up myself and copy the
> recipient's email address from my contact list into the recipient line on
> email. Any ideas?
Under Windows Mail, there is a similar completion available, but it works
from a separate list of the last 29 addresses you sent messages to instead
from the contacts list, and doesn't work very well. If you want to try it
anyway, click on Tools, then Options, then Send. If there is no check mark
in the box before Automatically complete e-mail addresses when composing,
click on this box, then Apply. Click on OK.
You may prefer to access the contacts list a different way: Start a new
message and don't type any part of the address. Instead, click on Tools,
then Select Recipients in the new message window.