Contact sorting

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Dudule, May 4, 2012.

  1. Dudule

    Dudule Guest

    Hello,
    All my contacts in WLM are classed using a specific "Surname".
    When i send a message, and would like to use the "to" (or cc or bcc), the
    contacts list displayed is only all the "surnames", no way to display the
    names...
    Same problem when trying to add contacts in a category...
    Any possibility ???
     
    Dudule, May 4, 2012
    #1
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  2. Dudule

    KCB Guest

    I'm not sure if the Contacts window is the same on your version, but in
    version 14, when in Contacts, click View, then select 'Show the first name
    first'.
     
    KCB, May 5, 2012
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  3. Dudule

    ...winston Guest

    Contacts are primarily viewable in via two methods for your version WLM
    15.4.3555.0308

    1. Contacts window
    - accessible by clicking the Contacts shortcut in the left hand pane lower
    left
    2. Contacts picker
    - accessible when composing a messages and clicking the To, Cc, Bcc fields

    For (1) WLM can be configured to view different columns
    - right click on any column for the drop down selection of all available
    fields and options (Change, Add, Remove, Resize)
    The most common displayed fields when viewing are:
    Name, Personal email, First Name, Last Name, Nickname
    - The Name field will display the combined First and Last Name contents if
    the Nickname field is blank.
    - The Name field will display the Nickname field if the Nickname field is
    not blank

    For (2) WLM does not provide any configuration options (wysiwyg)
    - The contact picker displays two fields
    - Name and Email address
    - if a contact has more than one email address (e.g. personal and work) then
    both will be shown (same contact name, different email address)


    --
    ....winston
    msft mvp mail


    "Dudule" wrote in message
    Hello,
    All my contacts in WLM are classed using a specific "Surname".
    When i send a message, and would like to use the "to" (or cc or bcc), the
    contacts list displayed is only all the "surnames", no way to display the
    names...
    Same problem when trying to add contacts in a category...
    Any possibility ???
     
    ...winston, May 5, 2012
    #3
  4. Dudule

    Dudule Guest

    Hello, Thanks for all your answers...
    KCB, you are right for the contact list, but i was speaking about the
    Contact picker when you write a message..
    Winston, OK for your point 1 (like KCB), but for your point 2 (i have also V
    15.4), if you add to any contact a "surname" ("surnom" in French), in this
    case,
    - The contact picker displays only two fields
    - Surname and Email address
    More, in the address field in the message, only the surname appears, no
    possibility to identify the name of the contact.

    Why the Name is occulted ??
    Thanks for any answer...



    "Dudule" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
    4fa3e7be$0$6818$...

    Hello,
    All my contacts in WLM are classed using a specific "Surname".
    When i send a message, and would like to use the "to" (or cc or bcc), the
    contacts list displayed is only all the "surnames", no way to display the
    names...
    Same problem when trying to add contacts in a category...
    Any possibility ???
     
    Dudule, May 5, 2012
    #4
  5. Dudule

    KCB Guest

    When I change the sort, from last name to first name, in the Contacts list,
    it also changes in the contact picker window.
     
    KCB, May 5, 2012
    #5
  6. Dudule

    ...winston Guest

    If you wish the person's full name to be shown in the contact picker (first
    column) ensure that no data exists in the nickname field and the correct
    data in the first and last name field

    As far as the name in the To: address field - see the above



    --
    ....winston
    msft mvp mail


    "Dudule" wrote in message
    Hello, Thanks for all your answers...
    KCB, you are right for the contact list, but i was speaking about the
    Contact picker when you write a message..
    Winston, OK for your point 1 (like KCB), but for your point 2 (i have also V
    15.4), if you add to any contact a "surname" ("surnom" in French), in this
    case,
    - The contact picker displays only two fields
    - Surname and Email address
    More, in the address field in the message, only the surname appears, no
    possibility to identify the name of the contact.

    Why the Name is occulted ??
    Thanks for any answer...



    "Dudule" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
    4fa3e7be$0$6818$...

    Hello,
    All my contacts in WLM are classed using a specific "Surname".
    When i send a message, and would like to use the "to" (or cc or bcc), the
    contacts list displayed is only all the "surnames", no way to display the
    names...
    Same problem when trying to add contacts in a category...
    Any possibility ???
     
    ...winston, May 6, 2012
    #6
  7. Dudule

    Dudule Guest

    Thanks for your answer,
    This means that there is no way to have a nickname (surname in my precedent
    message) and a contact picker displaying the full name... This is a bug in
    WLM.... Why they did not implement some configuration options ??


    "...winston" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
    jo4sgs$k1$...

    If you wish the person's full name to be shown in the contact picker (first
    column) ensure that no data exists in the nickname field and the correct
    data in the first and last name field

    As far as the name in the To: address field - see the above



    --
    ....winston
    msft mvp mail


    "Dudule" wrote in message
    Hello, Thanks for all your answers...
    KCB, you are right for the contact list, but i was speaking about the
    Contact picker when you write a message..
    Winston, OK for your point 1 (like KCB), but for your point 2 (i have also V
    15.4), if you add to any contact a "surname" ("surnom" in French), in this
    case,
    - The contact picker displays only two fields
    - Surname and Email address
    More, in the address field in the message, only the surname appears, no
    possibility to identify the name of the contact.

    Why the Name is occulted ??
    Thanks for any answer...



    "Dudule" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
    4fa3e7be$0$6818$...

    Hello,
    All my contacts in WLM are classed using a specific "Surname".
    When i send a message, and would like to use the "to" (or cc or bcc), the
    contacts list displayed is only all the "surnames", no way to display the
    names...
    Same problem when trying to add contacts in a category...
    Any possibility ???
     
    Dudule, May 6, 2012
    #7
  8. Dudule

    ...winston Guest

    With Win8 approaching, WLM is legacy ware - wysiwyg (and has been for some
    time) - for all practical purposes feature updates and configuration changes
    ceased to exist at RTW (over 2 yrs ago).


    --
    ....winston
    msft mvp mail


    "Dudule" wrote in message
    Thanks for your answer,
    This means that there is no way to have a nickname (surname in my precedent
    message) and a contact picker displaying the full name... This is a bug in
    WLM.... Why they did not implement some configuration options ??


    "...winston" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
    jo4sgs$k1$...

    If you wish the person's full name to be shown in the contact picker (first
    column) ensure that no data exists in the nickname field and the correct
    data in the first and last name field

    As far as the name in the To: address field - see the above



    --
    ....winston
    msft mvp mail


    "Dudule" wrote in message
    Hello, Thanks for all your answers...
    KCB, you are right for the contact list, but i was speaking about the
    Contact picker when you write a message..
    Winston, OK for your point 1 (like KCB), but for your point 2 (i have also V
    15.4), if you add to any contact a "surname" ("surnom" in French), in this
    case,
    - The contact picker displays only two fields
    - Surname and Email address
    More, in the address field in the message, only the surname appears, no
    possibility to identify the name of the contact.

    Why the Name is occulted ??
    Thanks for any answer...



    "Dudule" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
    4fa3e7be$0$6818$...

    Hello,
    All my contacts in WLM are classed using a specific "Surname".
    When i send a message, and would like to use the "to" (or cc or bcc), the
    contacts list displayed is only all the "surnames", no way to display the
    names...
    Same problem when trying to add contacts in a category...
    Any possibility ???
     
    ...winston, May 6, 2012
    #8
  9. Dudule

    mac Guest

    When you start typing in the To... box, WLMail will present a list of
    matching entries in your contacts list. You can start typing a contact's
    Nickname, First name, Last name, Company, E-mail address or any non-trivial
    word in the Notes field for that contact. So, if you type bil, for example,
    the list that appears will include

    --------

    Noel, I might well be wrong? (Not using WLM on a regular basis!!)
    Does WLM only remember the previous 29 addresses typed, or was that WM?

    As an aside, what if Dudule typed "facture" in the To: line :)

    mac
     
    mac, May 7, 2012
    #9
  10. Dudule

    Ildhund Guest

    mac wrote...
    WLMail doesn't remember any typed addresses. Only entries in the contacts list will appear in the picker list. I never used WinMail, but the limit of 29 addresses shown in a picker list sounds familiar.
    Sorry, it's late and I don't see the significance, unless it's an oblique reference to arcane bookkeeping language...
     
    Ildhund, May 7, 2012
    #10
  11. Dudule

    ...winston Guest

    WLM contact picker only picks data from the Contact list currently in use
    (Default or Live ID)

    If 'facture' wasn't in a contact, the typist would see facture in the To
    field.



    --
    ....winston
    msft mvp mail


    " mac" wrote in message


    When you start typing in the To... box, WLMail will present a list of
    matching entries in your contacts list. You can start typing a contact's
    Nickname, First name, Last name, Company, E-mail address or any non-trivial
    word in the Notes field for that contact. So, if you type bil, for example,
    the list that appears will include

    --------

    Noel, I might well be wrong? (Not using WLM on a regular basis!!)
    Does WLM only remember the previous 29 addresses typed, or was that WM?

    As an aside, what if Dudule typed "facture" in the To: line :)

    mac
     
    ...winston, May 7, 2012
    #11
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