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Old February 26th 06, 12:29 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook
fred
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Default Outlook 'To:' Field Memory

When one is creating a new email message and begins to enter the
addressee's email name in the 'To:' field Outlook[Express] will present
alternatives to select in a small window. These selections are based
upon the characters one has already entered. Question: What are the
sources of these alternatives/possibilities(clearly one source is the
contact list)? Is there more than one possible source in Outlook
and/or Outlook Express? If so then what is the precedence order for
their usage/presentation etc.? Is there somekind of MRU
list/memory/cache of recently entered values beyond the address
book/contact list? If so then how can that MRU list/memory/cache be
cleared? A persistent erroneous entry seems to keep appearing there
and I can't figure out how to correct and/or remove it...the contact
list isn't it.

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Old February 26th 06, 06:05 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook
Denzil Hathway
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Default Outlook 'To:' Field Memory


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When one is creating a new email message and begins to enter the
addressee's email name in the 'To:' field Outlook[Express] will present
alternatives to select in a small window. These selections are based
upon the characters one has already entered. Question: What are the
sources of these alternatives/possibilities(clearly one source is the
contact list)? Is there more than one possible source in Outlook
and/or Outlook Express? If so then what is the precedence order for
their usage/presentation etc.? Is there somekind of MRU
list/memory/cache of recently entered values beyond the address
book/contact list? If so then how can that MRU list/memory/cache be
cleared? A persistent erroneous entry seems to keep appearing there
and I can't figure out how to correct and/or remove it...the contact
list isn't it.


Fred, I'm hardly an expert in this area - maybe a MVP with training and
skill will answer you but I don't think you can equate Outlook and Outlook
Express in this area, they handle address data differently.

Somewhere along the line someone had the idea to share address information
with other applications that used an address book, like Word and Word
Perfect. Outlook Express then stored its data in a .pab file to which the
other applications had access.

Outlook stores its address [Contacts] data in .pst files, which are to be
found in Documents and Settings [Documents and
Settings/User/Microsoft/Outlook]

You may well be looking at two different files when you access information
from the applications themselves. Denzil.


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Old February 26th 06, 06:59 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
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Default Outlook 'To:' Field Memory

That information is stored in a .NK2 file for Outlook 2002 and 2003. For
prior versions, it used a .nick file. The information does not depend on
contacts or address books.

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After furious head scratching, fred wrote:

| When one is creating a new email message and begins to enter the
| addressee's email name in the 'To:' field Outlook[Express] will
| present alternatives to select in a small window. These selections
| are based upon the characters one has already entered. Question:
| What are the sources of these alternatives/possibilities(clearly one
| source is the contact list)? Is there more than one possible source
| in Outlook and/or Outlook Express? If so then what is the precedence
| order for their usage/presentation etc.? Is there somekind of MRU
| list/memory/cache of recently entered values beyond the address
| book/contact list? If so then how can that MRU list/memory/cache be
| cleared? A persistent erroneous entry seems to keep appearing there
| and I can't figure out how to correct and/or remove it...the contact
| list isn't it.


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Old February 26th 06, 09:23 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook
fred
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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook] wrote:
That information is stored in a .NK2 file for Outlook 2002 and 2003. For
prior versions, it used a .nick file. The information does not depend on
contacts or address books.


'.nick file'....four letter extension??? What about Outlook Express??

Can the .NK2 and/or .nick files files be edited or cleared?? Is the
only option to delete the file? Is that safe??

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Old February 26th 06, 11:52 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
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Default Outlook 'To:' Field Memory

Try posting this in an Outlook Express news group - this is not one of them.
Outlook is a part of Microsoft Office and is what this group supports.
Outlook Express is a part of Internet Explorer and has its own news groups.

You can also find some good Outlook Express information he

http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com


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After furious head scratching, fred asked:

| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook] wrote:
|| That information is stored in a .NK2 file for Outlook 2002 and 2003.
|| For prior versions, it used a .nick file. The information does not
|| depend on contacts or address books.
|
| '.nick file'....four letter extension??? What about Outlook Express??
|
| Can the .NK2 and/or .nick files files be edited or cleared?? Is the
| only option to delete the file? Is that safe??


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Old February 26th 06, 11:53 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
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Default Outlook 'To:' Field Memory

For the second question, refer to this web site for assistance:
http://www.ingressor.com/

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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. All
unsolicited mail sent to my personal account will be deleted without
reading.

After furious head scratching, fred asked:

| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook] wrote:
|| That information is stored in a .NK2 file for Outlook 2002 and 2003.
|| For prior versions, it used a .nick file. The information does not
|| depend on contacts or address books.
|
| '.nick file'....four letter extension??? What about Outlook Express??
|
| Can the .NK2 and/or .nick files files be edited or cleared?? Is the
| only option to delete the file? Is that safe??


 




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