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    Contacts United States of America

    Just recently (past two weeks) when I enter a new contact, outlook is inserting United States of America in the address. Never did this before. If I delete it, outlook reinserts it.

    Outlook 2000 sr1a, Exchange server 2000.

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    Re: Contacts United States of America

    That's interesting. Every time I insert it Outlook deletes it.
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    Re: Contacts United States of America

    it's been doing that for years, not sure why it would have just started for you. old contacts shouldn't be changed but creating new ones will have it. it used to be that deleting it from a contact removed it, now it gets recreated.

    wonder if the forms were recently updated on your install?

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    Re: Contacts United States of America

    create a new contact. add the address - street city, st zip only. no country. save it and reopen. you should have united states added after the city/st/zip line. i understand it works the same way for non-us local addresses. adding the local country natually, not US <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Contacts United States of America

    The only thing that has changed was that I conveted from stand alone to Exchange server 2000. I've been using Outlook 2000 for about 2 years with this same data set, originally with Exchange server 5.5, then at a new job as stand alone and now as Exchange server 2000. It was after going to exchange server 2000 that I noticed the new behavior. Is there no way to disable this annoying "feature"?

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    Re: Contacts United States of America

    can't disable it that i know of.

    i know how to remove it from mail merges to word, there is a kb about custom autotext entries. but that's it. <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>

    i know i used to be able to delete it and it would stay deleted, but no more. wasn't sure if it was OL2002 or Ex2000 responsible -sounds like ex2000.

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    Re: Contacts United States of America

    I have run into a similar problem, which is why I'm resurrecting this post!

    Since the country is being added automatically, when using a label maker to make a label for a contact the country is included on the label. Does anyone know of a way around this?
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    Re: Contacts United States of America

    I'm a Palm person, so I don't know the various different ways United States of America could get added to a contact address. When I use the Address... button to open the "Check Address" dialog box, United States of America is in there by default. So I can fill in what I want, tab down, and hit Del to get rid of it. Not too bad. Unless it really is being added back in automatically. That's bad, and I don't know if the below will help.

    To get rid of United States of Americas that are already in your contacts, you could use one of these little VBA programs. The first asks you to confirm the change for each record, the second just plows through them without asking.

    <pre>Sub DelUSAConfirm()
    Dim aContact As ContactItem
    If MsgBox("This will scan the current folder. Okay?", vbQuestion + vbYesNo) _
    = vbNo Then Exit Sub
    For Each aContact In ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder.Items
    If aContact.HomeAddressCountry = "United States of America" Then
    If MsgBox("Delete country for " & aContact.FullNameAndCompany & "?", _
    vbQuestion + vbYesNo) = vbYes Then
    aContact.HomeAddressCountry = vbNullString
    aContact.Save
    End If
    End If
    If aContact.BusinessAddressCountry = "United States of America" Then
    If MsgBox("Delete country for " & aContact.FullNameAndCompany & "?", _
    vbQuestion + vbYesNo) = vbYes Then
    aContact.BusinessAddressCountry = vbNullString
    aContact.Save
    End If
    End If
    If aContact.OtherAddressCountry = "United States of America" Then
    If MsgBox("Delete country for " & aContact.FullNameAndCompany & "?", _
    vbQuestion + vbYesNo) = vbYes Then
    aContact.OtherAddressCountry = vbNullString
    aContact.Save
    End If
    End If
    Next
    MsgBox "Done!"
    End Sub</pre>

    <pre>Sub DelUSABatch()
    Dim aContact As ContactItem
    If MsgBox("This will scan the current folder. Okay?", vbQuestion + vbYesNo) _
    = vbNo Then Exit Sub
    For Each aContact In ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder.Items
    If aContact.HomeAddressCountry = "United States of America" Then
    aContact.HomeAddressCountry = vbNullString
    aContact.Save
    End If
    If aContact.BusinessAddressCountry = "United States of America" Then
    aContact.BusinessAddressCountry = vbNullString
    aContact.Save
    End If
    If aContact.OtherAddressCountry = "United States of America" Then
    aContact.OtherAddressCountry = vbNullString
    aContact.Save
    End If
    Next
    MsgBox "Done!"
    End Sub</pre>

    If you try to run this against something other than ContactItems, it should croak ungracefully. No time for elegance! <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

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