Fax #s showing as email


Carlos Pagan

I'm using Outlook 2002, XP SP2 PC. Contacts that have a fax number will
display as email in the outlook address book. How can make it go away?


Peter Marchert

You can use the tool "EditContacts"


to move the faxfields to other telephone fields or to add some
characters in front of the fax numbers (e. g. "fax"). Please not that
numbers with characters in the front will not be usable for faxing.


Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Outlook considers fax numbers to be valid electronic addresses, since there
are many client- and server-based components that can use such addresses.

One method to hide fax numbers from the address book is to prefix the fax
number with one or more letters (maybe B for business fax, H for home, O for
other). If the fax number begins with a letter, Outlook won't show it in the
address book.

There are a couple of utilities that can help you hide fax numbers from the
address book. See:
http://www.sperrysoftware.com/Outlook_Solutions.htm (Hide Fax Numbers)

Another way to avoid having fax numbers appear in the address book is
simply not to enter data in the fax fields. Put fax numbers in some other
(non-phone) fields.

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