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    address format (Office/Outlook 2003)

    Outlook knows my full name from my profile. When I view messages sent to me,
    which may be one of:
    someone@gmail.com
    whoever@yahoo.com
    someone_else@another.domain
    the "TO:" field almost always (but not always) displays Carl Friedberg, which
    is my name. However, it would be much better for me to see the real
    RFC style address (e.g., someone@gmail.com). If I double click
    the TO: field, and click on the e-mail tab, I can finally see the real
    RFC style address. Is there some way to shut-off Outlooks annoying
    obfuscation of that TO: address?

    And, if you know the answer, is there any way to change the
    default internet format from "Let Outlook decide the best
    sending format" to "Send plain text only"?

    Thanks to everyone.

    Carl Friedberg
    frida dot fried at gmail dot youknowthedomain

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    Re: address format (Office/Outlook 2003)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by DaveA on 03-Aug-05 16:27. )</P>After rereading your post,what you are seeing is what the sender has in their address book and is controlled by the what is entered in their book.

    Check to see what is in the "Display as" pane one the right side of the Contact pane, just below the email address. You can enter what ever you including <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> if you wish.

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    Re: address format (Office/Outlook 2003)

    1. Only if you change the email display name of all your contacts to their smpt name. There's some VBA code in this forum which could be adapted to do that.

    2. Manually wade through them all, right click them and change that Property. (The property doesn't appear to be exposed in the VBA object model.) However, I'm not certain if that setting will change the format of incoming messages which are not in Plain text - I suspect not.
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    Re: address format (Office/Outlook 2003)

    I used to be able to toy with this, but now that we have Exchange Server, the only way to tell what address was used is to peek into the Internet headers. That's inconvenient when you want to quickly remember, for example, which address you used at a particular web site. If you don't have Exchange, you might have more options.

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