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Transferring email address

Old 16th Nov 2019, 06:51
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Transferring email address

Hi Folks
I have had to replace my desktop on which I used Windows Mail.
On the new machine I have gone for Outlook, but cannot get the email addresses to automatically pop up when typing the first few letters of a contact. I have to select the address book and then select the name.
Does anyone have any ideas please ?
Thanks
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Old 16th Nov 2019, 08:00
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Originally Posted by gehenna View Post
Hi Folks
I have had to replace my desktop on which I used Windows Mail.
On the new machine I have gone for Outlook, but cannot get the email addresses to automatically pop up when typing the first few letters of a contact. I have to select the address book and then select the name.
Does anyone have any ideas please ?
Thanks
If it helps I use (free) Thunderbird and I have no complaints and no such issues
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Old 16th Nov 2019, 08:15
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Mr google knows everything:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...ocomplete-list

But the bottom line is that the autocomplete list (once switched on - see above link) is not connected to your address book - it is generated when you *send* emails, so if you've just moved to a new mail client it will probab;ly take a while to "learn" your frequent emailees. There are ways of manually populating the list, but they are not overly user-friendly. The simplest one is to create a test email (with content saying "please ignore this email - I'm just setting up my new email software" and then bcc it to all your favourite emailees (bcc so that they don't all see who else you email to!). After that they should all be in your autocomplete list.

HTH,

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Old 16th Nov 2019, 08:34
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Danger is that the mail system sees all those bcc addresses, categorizes you as a spammer and blocks your email - it happened to me once.
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Old 16th Nov 2019, 09:37
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That's a very good point, so if you don't have many friends (like me) you can send individual ones, or just put a couple of adressees on each or something.

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Old 16th Nov 2019, 22:41
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Thank you

Thanks very much for your replies.
I have heard as mentioned that Thunderbird is a good alternative to Outlook. I'll give it a few more days, then if no luck may well move over.
Any other suggestions in the meantime would be appreciated.

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Old 18th Nov 2019, 12:51
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PDR1 covered it, you need to use the addresses so that the autocomplete list is populated. Thunderbird is a great e-mail client that includes a setting allowing autocomplete based on both your address book and from 'collected' addresses.
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Old 18th Nov 2019, 15:18
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Jhieminga

Thank you for that information.

I think I am slowly getting there with Outlook, but only time will tell.
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