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    Mystery address

    Sending a msg in Outlook 2000, wrote a last name and got an email address for some other person with the same last name as my friend. The new person is not contained in my Contacts list - anywhere. I don't use any other email clients. Where has this address come from? How do I get rid of her?

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    Re: Mystery address

    This can happen when you have "save address when replying" checked. It appears that you replied to a message that this person sent to you and they are now in your address book.

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    Re: Mystery address

    First, I don't have that box checked. I am familiar with this option and have never chosen to select it.

    Second, this is NOT a case of an address appearing in Contacts that's unfamiliar. There is no address or listing for this person in my contacts list - not before, during, or after the several tests in which Outlook has placed this "ghost address" on my emails.

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    Re: Mystery address

    did you ever reply to that person? if so, rename the *.nick file and see if the address shows up. normally, only addresses resolved from contacts should be in the nick file, but something could have gotten messed up.

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    Re: Mystery address

    Apparently I once replied to a group email on which she was a fellow addressee. It still shouldn't have "stuck" since I don't automatically keep addresses to which I reply. But that's the only point of entry; I have had no individual correspondence at all with her.

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    Re: Mystery address

    no, it shouldn't have, but apparently it did.

    close outlook, rename the *.nick file for your account. Then test it, see if the name that resolved to this other person resolves correctly.

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