Outlook 6 to Outlook 2007 Contacts NOT populating




I just converted my computer from XP to Windows 7 and pretty much all went

The following did not go well:
Address book - I exported my contact list from Outlook 6 and imported to
Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

- All contacts were imported to Outlook 2007 correctly - I can see them,
HOWEVER, Outlook 2007 does not automatically recognize an email account that
exists in my contacts when typing in the TO field.

ex. If I have a contact "(e-mail address removed)" while in the TO field of a new
mail item I want to send - I type "123" Outlook 2007 does not recognize the
contact. I have to search within my Contacts for the individual and add them
to the TO field. Outlook 6 did recognize the "123" and automatically
populated the TO field.

Is there something that I have to configure differently in the Contacts Book
of Outlook 2007 to allow auto population of the contact in the TO field?

thx in advance

Orland, Kathleen

Please clarify - there is no such thing as Outlook 6. There is Outlook
Express 6, which is an entirely different email client not related to
Microsoft Outlook at all.

Also, have you set the Contact List as an address book in Outlook?
Right-click on Contacts, click on the Outlook Address Book tab, check this
box: Show this folder as an e-mail address book. Click OK.

Diane Poremsky [MVP]

Outlook uses autoresolution until you've sent mail to the address once, then
it uses autocomplete. Once you've sent at least one message to the address
you can type 123 and it should come up immediately.

Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]

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