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    How to stop Outlook second-guessing addresses (2000 IMO)

    I sent an email to a friend, let's call him John Smith, at shall we say john.smith@home.com. He can't read the Excel file attached as he doesn't have Excel on his home PC and asks me to send it to his work address instead. So I type in by hand his work address, say john.smith@work.com and hit the send button. Then he complains that I sent it to his home address again. So watching more carefully I try again. I typed in the address, john.smith@work.com, Outlook 'recognises' the name and shows this by changing the contents of the TO: field to read John Smith (underlined). Right clicking on that and looking at Properties shows that Outlook has used his default address, the home one. I actually have to select the work address off the drop down list, despite the fact that I typed the work address in the box in the first place. This is extremely irritating - I hate it when a program thinks that it knows what I want better than I do!
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    Can I stop this? I want to be able to type in an address and have Outlook use it.

    Ian

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    Re: How to stop Outlook second-guessing addresses (2000 IMO)

    From memory as I am on 2002 here:

    Tools > Options > Email Options > Advanced Email Options >
    There are a couple of options there which you may wish to deselect; "Automatic Name Checking"" and "Suggest names when..."

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    Re: How to stop Outlook second-guessing addresses (2000 IMO)

    Thanks - I'll play with those.

    Ian

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