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    Outlook Address Book (sharing) (XP)

    Now I'm sure we could do this before...

    I work in a law firm and it's required that the secretary has access to his/her lawyer's Contacts folder. Once set up s/he could compose a new message and click To... and the Select Names dialog box would appear. S/he could then select from the Show Names from the: drop-down menu to locate their lawyer's Contacts folder. In XP we can no longer do this.

    Previously we had to go into the Properties of the lawyer's Contacts folder and under the Outlook Address Book tab we could select (check) Show this folder as an e-mail Address Book, however we no longer have this tab (see attached image). I have set up the secretary as Owner in the Permissions on this folder, however this does not resolve our issue.

    Is there a way to do this in XP? I feel so alone.

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    Solomission

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    Re: Outlook Address Book (sharing) (XP)

    The following assumes that the secretary has already opened the Contacts folder of the lawyer.
    From the main Outlook window, click on Address Book in the toolbar, or select Tools | Address Book..., or press Ctrl+Shift+B.
    In the Address Book, select Tools | Options... One can add folders to be used as address lists here.

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    Re: Outlook Address Book (sharing) (XP)

    I was so sure that this was going to work, however the lawyer's Contacts folder is not available to be added from here. The only thing I can add is my folders and sub-folders.

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    Re: Outlook Address Book (sharing) (XP)

    Sorry about that. I'll see if I can find something else. In the meantime, the secretary can probably right-click a contact in the lawyer's Contacts folder and select New Message to Contact <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>

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    Re: Outlook Address Book (sharing) (XP)

    I have to ask if you are really sure you did this - this way. From a program standpoint it doesn't seem possible because "Address Book" is a part of your MAPI (read folder space) environment. I checked outlook 2000 and it doesn't allow one to do this either. I'm not sure about earlier versions though.

    As a work around, your secretaries could have the boss' mailbox added to their folder list. They could then select a contact from that contact folder and choose "New message to contact."

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