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Guest

How do i set Microsoft Outlook to automatically save the email address of
incoming emails to my outlook address book? I noticed that Outlook Express
does it and iwas wanted to do the same for my Microsolft Outlook. Thankd
 
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C

Chuck Davis

As you pick through the hundreds of spam messages, open a message and right
click on the From name and then click on Add to Outlook Contacts on the
shortcut menu.
 
C

Chuck Davis

Another thought. Outlook 2003 Help returned this:
"Add Contacts from MAPILab Ltd. automatically adds e-mail addresses to the
Microsoft Office Outlook® Contacts folder when you reply to a message or
send a new message. This helps you avoid losing the addresses of people you
correspond with. The collected addresses can also be used for mail
filtering-for example, messages from certain senders can be placed in a
separate folder to ensure that they receive greater priority and that no
important messages are lost with deleted spam."

The F1 key has never broken anything!
 
G

Guest

Thanks for responding. i think what i actually mean is adding it to the
Address book not the contacts sorry...
 
J

Judy Gleeson MVP - Outlook

Contacts is your Outlook Address book - what are you wanting to do with
them??


Judy Gleeson - MVP Outlook
Acorn Training and Consulting
Canberra, Australia
www.acorntraining.com.au
When you post in here, always include your version, SP level, and mode (if
applicable) of Outlook - you can find this information in Help | About. Also
include the type of mail account(s) you use and any other pertinent details.
Be sure to put a concise summary of your question in the subject line, and
the full details in the body of your post.
 
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Guest

Bec said:
How do i set Microsoft Outlook to automatically save the email address of
incoming emails to my outlook address book? I noticed that Outlook Express
does it and iwas wanted to do the same for my Microsolft Outlook. Thankd
 
G

Guest

Since this strand is quite old, I want to clarify if it is still true for
Outlook 2007 - did Microsoft REALLY not add a feature that captures email
addresses once you receive one to put into the contacts/address book? How
inane can this be?
 
R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

All versions of Outlook require the end user to add a sender or recipient
purposefully. That is intentional. The vast majority of users prefer it that
way.
R click > Add to Contacts works fine. Few of us want Outlook deciding whom
to add to our Contacts. We prefer to decide ourselves.
 
G

Guest

We must be on different planets: the vast majority of users I know want the
auto-add feature. Why couldn't MS just make it an option; that way, you can
turn it off and we can turn it on? I believe that was possible in Outlook
2000, and it's hard to believe that this feature has been discontinued.

Russ Valentine said:
All versions of Outlook require the end user to add a sender or recipient
purposefully. That is intentional. The vast majority of users prefer it that
way.
R click > Add to Contacts works fine. Few of us want Outlook deciding whom
to add to our Contacts. We prefer to decide ourselves.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
EWN said:
Since this strand is quite old, I want to clarify if it is still true for
Outlook 2007 - did Microsoft REALLY not add a feature that captures email
addresses once you receive one to put into the contacts/address book? How
inane can this be?
 
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Brian Tillman

joe_btfsplk said:
We must be on different planets: the vast majority of users I know
want the auto-add feature. Why couldn't MS just make it an option;
that way, you can turn it off and we can turn it on? I believe that
was possible in Outlook 2000, and it's hard to believe that this
feature has been discontinued.

It was a feature of Outlook Express, the address book of which Outlook 2000
IMO would use. OL 2000 IMO used a lot of OE for its work.

If you want to add contacts automatically when you reply to them, see this:
http://www.outlookcode.com/d/code/autoaddrecip.htm
 
R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Are you serious? The vast majority of users you know want every sender
automatically added to their Contacts Folder without their permission?
Indeed, you do live on a different planet. I would not use any email
software that would even permit such an option.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
joe_btfsplk said:
We must be on different planets: the vast majority of users I know want
the
auto-add feature. Why couldn't MS just make it an option; that way, you
can
turn it off and we can turn it on? I believe that was possible in Outlook
2000, and it's hard to believe that this feature has been discontinued.

Russ Valentine said:
All versions of Outlook require the end user to add a sender or recipient
purposefully. That is intentional. The vast majority of users prefer it
that
way.
R click > Add to Contacts works fine. Few of us want Outlook deciding
whom
to add to our Contacts. We prefer to decide ourselves.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
EWN said:
Since this strand is quite old, I want to clarify if it is still true
for
Outlook 2007 - did Microsoft REALLY not add a feature that captures
email
addresses once you receive one to put into the contacts/address book?
How
inane can this be?

:

Hi DHUN,



You mean save email address of replied emails to contacts...



This feature is present only in Outlook 2000. If you wish this feature
in
Outlook 2002 or 2003 you must use add-ins. An example of an add-in for
this
is Bells & Whistles for Outlook. You can find it at this link:

http://www.emailaddressmanager.com/productivity.html



:

How do i set Microsoft Outlook to automatically save the email
address
of
incoming emails to my outlook address book? I noticed that Outlook
Express
does it and iwas wanted to do the same for my Microsolft Outlook.
Thankd
 
G

GaGrtz

Russ -- I'm with you -- I *DO NOT* want every sender automatically added to
my contacts folder, but that is what is happening and our IT support folks
can't figure it out, or haven't taken the time to figure it out for me.

At any rate, I've been searching the internet for info on the issue on my own.

I do have MS Outlook 2003 (SP3, not Outlook Express, and addresses are
auto-magically appearing in my Contacts folder -- some are people I've sent
email to, or received email from, and some I'm not sure where they are coming
from because I haven't emailed them, or to my knowledge received any email
from them -- maybe they are other addressees on email that I've opened.

Do you have a solution that would help with this problem?

Thank you.
--
GaGrtz


Russ Valentine said:
Are you serious? The vast majority of users you know want every sender
automatically added to their Contacts Folder without their permission?
Indeed, you do live on a different planet. I would not use any email
software that would even permit such an option.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
joe_btfsplk said:
We must be on different planets: the vast majority of users I know want
the
auto-add feature. Why couldn't MS just make it an option; that way, you
can
turn it off and we can turn it on? I believe that was possible in Outlook
2000, and it's hard to believe that this feature has been discontinued.

Russ Valentine said:
All versions of Outlook require the end user to add a sender or recipient
purposefully. That is intentional. The vast majority of users prefer it
that
way.
R click > Add to Contacts works fine. Few of us want Outlook deciding
whom
to add to our Contacts. We prefer to decide ourselves.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Since this strand is quite old, I want to clarify if it is still true
for
Outlook 2007 - did Microsoft REALLY not add a feature that captures
email
addresses once you receive one to put into the contacts/address book?
How
inane can this be?

:

Hi DHUN,



You mean save email address of replied emails to contacts...



This feature is present only in Outlook 2000. If you wish this feature
in
Outlook 2002 or 2003 you must use add-ins. An example of an add-in for
this
is Bells & Whistles for Outlook. You can find it at this link:

http://www.emailaddressmanager.com/productivity.html



:

How do i set Microsoft Outlook to automatically save the email
address
of
incoming emails to my outlook address book? I noticed that Outlook
Express
does it and iwas wanted to do the same for my Microsolft Outlook.
Thankd
 
D

Diane Poremsky

It's not outlook doing it. :) Do you have any add-ins installed? There are
several capture utilities available.










GaGrtz said:
Russ -- I'm with you -- I *DO NOT* want every sender automatically added
to
my contacts folder, but that is what is happening and our IT support folks
can't figure it out, or haven't taken the time to figure it out for me.

At any rate, I've been searching the internet for info on the issue on my
own.

I do have MS Outlook 2003 (SP3, not Outlook Express, and addresses are
auto-magically appearing in my Contacts folder -- some are people I've
sent
email to, or received email from, and some I'm not sure where they are
coming
from because I haven't emailed them, or to my knowledge received any email
from them -- maybe they are other addressees on email that I've opened.

Do you have a solution that would help with this problem?

Thank you.
--
GaGrtz


Russ Valentine said:
Are you serious? The vast majority of users you know want every sender
automatically added to their Contacts Folder without their permission?
Indeed, you do live on a different planet. I would not use any email
software that would even permit such an option.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
joe_btfsplk said:
We must be on different planets: the vast majority of users I know
want
the
auto-add feature. Why couldn't MS just make it an option; that way,
you
can
turn it off and we can turn it on? I believe that was possible in
Outlook
2000, and it's hard to believe that this feature has been discontinued.

:

All versions of Outlook require the end user to add a sender or
recipient
purposefully. That is intentional. The vast majority of users prefer
it
that
way.
R click > Add to Contacts works fine. Few of us want Outlook deciding
whom
to add to our Contacts. We prefer to decide ourselves.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Since this strand is quite old, I want to clarify if it is still
true
for
Outlook 2007 - did Microsoft REALLY not add a feature that captures
email
addresses once you receive one to put into the contacts/address
book?
How
inane can this be?

:

Hi DHUN,



You mean save email address of replied emails to contacts...



This feature is present only in Outlook 2000. If you wish this
feature
in
Outlook 2002 or 2003 you must use add-ins. An example of an add-in
for
this
is Bells & Whistles for Outlook. You can find it at this link:

http://www.emailaddressmanager.com/productivity.html



:

How do i set Microsoft Outlook to automatically save the email
address
of
incoming emails to my outlook address book? I noticed that
Outlook
Express
does it and iwas wanted to do the same for my Microsolft
Outlook.
Thankd
 
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