Thursday, September 03, 2009

Outlook Address Book - My contacts don't appear in the Address Book

In Outlook 2003

Click on Contacts and highlight the Contacts folder you would like to show up
Right Click --> Properties -->Outlook Address Book
Make sure the "Show this folder as an email address book" is checked
Rename that Address Book to "My Addresses" or whatever

Then back to mail
Tools --->Address Book--->Tools-->Options
Make sure the Order is correct

Outlook 2007

The first step is to ensure that your Contacts folder is configured to be part of the Outlook Address Book. If it is, the next step is to reset the Outlook Address Book settings. Start with the first section below and, if necessary, continue with the second section. Configure a Contacts folder as part of the Outlook Address Book

On the Go menu, click Folder List.Keyboard shortcut To view the Folder List, press CTRL+6.

In the Navigation Pane, right-click the Contacts folder, and then click Properties.

On the Outlook Address Book tab, select the Show this folder as an e-mail Address Book check box. If the check box is already selected or the option is dimmed or grayed out, proceed to the next section for additional steps.

Reset Outlook Address Book settings

On the Tools menu, click Account Settings.

Click the Address Books tab, and then do one of the following: If under Name, Outlook Address Book appears, do the following:Close the Account Settings dialog box.

On the Tools menu, click Address Book.

In the Address Book dialog box, on the Tools menu, click Options.

Under Show this address list first, click Contacts. Note If you are using a Microsoft Exchange Server account and want names from your organization's online address book or Global Address List to appear when you click To, Cc, or Bcc, click Global Address List instead of Contacts.

Click OK, and then close the Address Book dialog box.

If under Name, Outlook Address Book does not appear, do the following:On the Address Book tab, click New.

Click Additional Address Books, and then click Next.

Under Additional Address Book Types, click Outlook Address Book, and then click Next.

On the Account Settings dialog box, click Close.

Exit Outlook, wait one minute, and then restart Outlook.