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    vcards (Outlook office 2000)

    I am having trouble sending vcards using Outlook email. I can send Word 2000 documents to several people who get those documents, but not the vcards. Is there a setting at my end -- or their end -- that needs to be toggled?

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    Re: vcards (Outlook office 2000)

    Ron, how are you adding the vCard? Usually the vCard is part of the signature.
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    Re: vcards (Outlook office 2000)

    Vcards can be added in two ways -- if you open Outlook to contacts and RIGHT click on one or more cards, there is an option called "forward as vcard" which, when taken, creates email message with the vcards as attachments. Further, you can call up any contact list, capture all or any part of the group using Ctrl-C, and past into any new email message window. The vcards show up at the bottom. Once you create the message like this, you should be able to double clck on a vcard and the inforamtion in the card shows in a dialog window.

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    Re: Add vCard to Message (Outlook 2000+)

    You should be able to send a vCard, but there is a trick in how you create the card. Do it wrong and the recipient gets a blank message attachment and thinks you're a dope. Do it right, and be a standards compliant hero. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    The quick one-off method is to highlight your own record in the Contacts folder and choose Actions>Forward as vCard..., then use the attachment it creates wherever you like.

    What can be more functional in the long run is this process, rather longer to set up, but then a snap to use:

    <UL><LI>If your Contacts folder is set up as an Outlook Address Book:

    [list=1]<LI>Choose Tools > Options... > Mail Format tab > Signatures... button

    <LI>In the Create Signature dialog, click New..., then give it a name such as vCard, leave Start with a blank signature selected and click Next

    <LI>Click the New vCard from Contact... button, choose your Contact record, OK, then Finish, then OK

    <LI>Back on the Mail Format tab, if you don't want the vCard signature to be your default signature, change the setting back to whatever you had or whatever you want. Click OK.

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    Re: vcards (Outlook office 2000)

    You wrote (or quoted a help file as saying):
    <hr>Further, you can call up any contact list, capture all or any part of the group using Ctrl-C, and past into any new email message window. The vcards show up at the bottom. Once you create the message like this, you should be able to double clck on a vcard and the inforamtion in the card shows in a dialog window.<hr>
    Those are not true vCard files. If you right-click and choose Save As, you'll see what I mean. Actually, a better test is to save to a file and open in Notepad, and compare with a true vCard file.

    For ad hoc bulk vCard creation, select the contacts and choose Actions>Forward as vCard.

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