It's not so weird if you know the history of electronic communications.
Accent marks are not part of the standard 7-bit ASCII character set.
Try this: Tools, Options Send, Mail Sending Format, choose HTML Settings
or Plain Text Settings, MIME: "Allow 8-bit characters in headers".
You will need to do this for both HTML and Plain Text settings.
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (WLMail)
"PhilB" <PhilB@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:0176F638-BA72-4BA9-ABDA-BE7235A19DB7@xxxxxx
> Did anyone noticed the following?
> When composing an e-mail with a receipient e-mail adress containing an
> accent in the name, windows mail brings you to the contact entry form after
> cliking the send button, instead of sending the mail.
> remove the accent in the mail address, click send and there you go, your
> mail is sent.
> Else, if you have an accent in the e-mail address, you have to have your
> e-mail address recorded in the contact list or wlndows mail will not let you
> send it...
> Weird behavior, isn't it ?
> Using Vista SP1, Windows Mail version 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)