Stop importing fax number into Outlook Address Book?


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Guest

I am using Microsolft Outlook 2002. I do not want the Business Fax numbers
to be imported into my Outlook Address Book, only the E-mail Addresses. How
to I prevent this?
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

What format file are you importing from?

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Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
 
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Guest

It's importing from my Contact Folder

Sue Mosher said:
What format file are you importing from?

--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

"Import" implies data transfer. The address book is merely a view of your contacts. No data moves.

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. This definitely works in Outlook 2000 and 2002.

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

Another way to avoid 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.

Microsoft has a Knowledgebase article at http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=305361 that explains further.
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Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
 

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