Auto-Fill Addresses

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Glenn Dulmage, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. In Outlook Express I was able to start typing and e-mail address (e.g., gdu)
    and it would fill in the rest for me. Is this possible to do in Windows
    Mail and, if so, how do I set it up?


    Glenn T. Dulmage
    207 Valley Road
    Chestertown, MD 21620
    Glenn Dulmage, Sep 3, 2007
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  2. Glenn Dulmage

    brink Guest

    Hi Glenn

    Windows Mail has this feature, but it is a bit slow at first to lear
    all the addresses. It will work better as you go.

    Here's how to set it up in Windows Mail
    1. Click Tools
    2. Click Options
    3. Click Send tab
    4. Check "Automatically complete email addresses when composing
    5. Click Ok
    6. Close and reopen Windows Mail



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    brink, Sep 3, 2007
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  3. This is known as the auto-complete feature. It doesn't work
    very well in Windows Mail. WM only remembers a maximum
    of the last 29 recipients you've sent mail to.

    The only way you can get this feature to work better is to
    upgrade to Windows Live Mail:

    Gary VanderMolen
    Gary VanderMolen, Sep 3, 2007
  4. Glenn Dulmage

    Larry Cohen Guest

    Windows Mail auto-fill feature does not work the same way as in Outlook
    It will remember some last typed addresses and show you them as you type in
    a drop-down box, but that is NOT AUTO-FILL.
    In OE as you typed, the program would show you matching entries in reverse
    Windows Mail does not show you - you have to type at least 3 or 4 characters
    of the email address, then click the Tab or Return key. If there is a
    match, it will replace your typed entry with the entire email address (the
    friendly portion first and last name, and the email address).
    If it does not find an entry, click back on the characters you typed, and
    click the icon showing a person (it says Check under it if you have labels
    on). It will then show you the closest matching entries.
    I also use the contacts listing and the search bar. See Alphabetizing
    Contacts in this forum for lengthy discussion.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Glenn Dulmage" <>
    Sent: Monday, September 03, 2007 11:56 AM
    Subject: Auto-Fill Addresses
    Larry Cohen, Sep 3, 2007
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