Why Does Windows Mail forget email addresses?

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Cheri

It's very annoying but many times when I start to email someone, I find that
Windows Mail has forgotten the address and will not complete it, so I have
to go into contacts and email from there. I never knew this to happen with
OE in any of the Win versions before Vista, and wonder why it happens with
Windows Mail. Is there a fix for this? TIA

Cheri
 

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Bruce Hagen

Windows Mail only remembers the last 29 addresses used. See this about
removing remembered addresses.

How to clear the email auto-complete entries in Windows Mail
http://www.winhelponline.com/articl...il-auto-complete-entries-in-Windows-Mail.html
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Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP [Mail]
Imperial Beach, CA


"Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> It's very annoying but many times when I start to email someone, I find
> that Windows Mail has forgotten the address and will not complete it, so
> I have to go into contacts and email from there. I never knew this to
> happen with OE in any of the Win versions before Vista, and wonder why
> it happens with Windows Mail. Is there a fix for this? TIA
>
> Cheri
>
>
>
>
 

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Gary VanderMolen [MVP]

That special list of contacts is known as the auto-complete feature.
Windows Mail does not auto-complete from your regular contacts.
It uses a separate list of the last 29 recipients you've sent mail to.
The workaround is to click on 'To:' which brings up all your contacts.

The newer replacement mail program, Windows Live Mail, uses the
standard contacts list for auto-completion.
You are encouraged to upgrade to the newer mail program:

http://download.live.com/wlmail

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Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
Microsoft MVP program: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


"Bruce Hagen" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:%[email protected]

> Windows Mail only remembers the last 29 addresses used. See this about
> removing remembered addresses.
>
> How to clear the email auto-complete entries in Windows Mail
> http://www.winhelponline.com/articl...il-auto-complete-entries-in-Windows-Mail.html
> --
> Bruce Hagen
> MS-MVP [Mail]
> Imperial Beach, CA
>
>
> "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:%23VG5n%[email protected]newsgroup

>> It's very annoying but many times when I start to email someone, I find
>> that Windows Mail has forgotten the address and will not complete it, so
>> I have to go into contacts and email from there. I never knew this to
>> happen with OE in any of the Win versions before Vista, and wonder why
>> it happens with Windows Mail. Is there a fix for this? TIA
>>
>> Cheri
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
 

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