Windows Mail - select recipients from Contacts only

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Victor, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Victor

    Victor Guest

    Hi,

    I'm using now Windows Mail for my personal mail.

    When I Create a New Message and then click on the To: button to select the
    recipients for the new message then a list of the addresses of all my
    previous messages (sent and received) comes up for selection.
    That -although useful- is not what I really want; I'd like to see the list
    of addresses from my Contacts only.

    I've been browsing throughout the commands, configurations and options to
    set Contacts as my default list of recipients but I haven't been able to find
    anything to do that.

    Any ideas?

    BRgds
     
    Victor, Mar 29, 2008
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  2. Victor

    Dave Guest

    When you click on the To:, you should see all of the contacts in your
    Contacts folder.
    Perhaps you have unknowingly been adding contacts to the folder, via the
    "automatically put people I reply to in my Contacts list" setting? It's
    under Tools - Options - Send

    When you open the Contacts folder, do you see the same contacts?
     
    Dave, Mar 29, 2008
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  3. Victor

    Victor Guest

    Hi Dave, thanks.

    Yes, I have that option set in my configuration.

    I found that there was a subfolder called 'Other' under 'Contacts'
    (E:\Users\Victor\Contacts\other) which had all those extra addresses.

    However, what really threw me off was that I thought there was a different
    list besides 'Contacts' and 'Other' which was accessed by Windows Mail. I
    arrived to the wrong conclusion because when I went to the Contacts and Other
    folder via Windows Explorer and then renamed the contact then the new
    modified name of the contact wasn't shown when I loaded it in Windows Mail.

    What really has to be done to edit (rename) a Contact is to use Windows Mail
    itself, click on the Contacts button and then click on Edit. If you rename
    the contact using Windows Explorer the change won't stick; most likely
    Windows Mail has access to a 'name' field which is not accessible through
    Windows Explorer.

    BRgds
     
    Victor, Mar 30, 2008
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