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OE Contacts


jaraba

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When I click on the contacts button the contacts are in alphabetical order by firtsname but when I click on to/cc or bcc button on a new email the contacts are in order by surname.

This has only happened in the past few days and I can't find anyway to change it back.

Any ideas would be appreciated

Many thanks

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Sea Urchin

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Open Outlook Express and then open the Address Book. Select View menu and Sort By - which gives you options of first or last name.

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jaraba

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Tried that & only gives name and no options for first last name. Using OE6

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Sea Urchin

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Name is top of the list - look further down

See here

View Menu Sort By

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jaraba

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It is only when I am composing anew email & click on to or cc that thenames are show with lastname 1st instead of as in the contacts/address book by 1st name.

Also doesnt seem to have the drop down list you posted.

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Sea Urchin

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Are you actually opening the Address Book proper - which includes the File/Edit/View/Tools/Help menus? It's that View menu you need to be looking at.

Address Book can be found on Tools/Address Book on the main Outlook Express window - or by using Ctrl+Shift+B

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lotvic

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Do as Sea Urchin is saying.

Contacts list - names are displayed how you have set each Name to display in Properties of each individual contact.

To: Cc: and Bcc: names are displayed how you have set them to display in Address Book.

So you need to open your Address Book and check the setting View -> Sort By -> First Name or Last Name

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jaraba

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Don't have address book in tolls. Have "windows Contacts" and that is set to sort by first name but to-cc etc still shows by lastname.

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Sea Urchin

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Are you in fact using Outlook Express?

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Sea Urchin

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Windows Contacts is usually associated with Windows 7 which doesn't support Outlook Express

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lotvic

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As your thread was title 'OE Contacts' I presumed you meant Outlook Express, which means you are using XP (or W98)

Please confirm what operating system you are using and which Mail program

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