Shortcut to Find Contact in Distribution Lists



After reading some other posts, it seems it is near impossible to "globally"
delete a contact from both the Contacts and and Distribution List(s) that
contact is a member. So, now I am searching for a way to completely delete
said contact the Contacts Folder.

In my Contacts Folder I have over 2000 contacts; I also have a few dozen
Distribution Lists. Some of these contacts are part of a Distribution List.
After deleting a contact, they are still listed in the Distribution List. I
have a few dozen contacts that are in this situation. My question is this:
barring the luck of the "Update" button, is there a method or shortcut to use
the Find function to locate the contacts that must be removed from the
Distribution Lists, rather than opening EVERY Distribution List.

I am anticipating the need to delete several dozen additional contacts in
the future; a shortcut to accomplish this would be incredibly helpful.

Thank you in advance for any and all assistance.WOLLAM

Russ Valentine

No such option exists. DL's were never really developed to be useful or
functional. No one I know ever uses them for that reason. Join the crowd. Or
continue to enjoy opening every single DL and editing it manually. Your


Thanks Russ.

I am guessing, from other posts I have read, would you suggest the best way
to accomplish this type of activity in Outlook would be with the use of

Michael Bauer [MVP - Outlook]

Definetely yes. A categorized contact can appear in different views, but it
exists only once. If you delete the contact, you delete it from any view as

As to your initial question, you could solve that by writing some VBA code.
If that's new to you, I guess it would take you a full day of work. Not sure
if it's worth it.

Best regards
Michael Bauer - MVP Outlook
Manage and share your categories:

Am Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:17:01 -0800 schrieb WOLLAM:

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