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    Contact e-mail addresses (Outlook 2000)

    I have a number of people who've changed their e-mail addresses. I've changed this in "contacts" but when I address an e-mail to them by name; ie. John Smith, and I'll get a window pop up giving me a choice of John Smith @ old address or John Smith @ new address. How do I get rid of the old address? In a couple of places I have four addresses coming up. Not the end of the world but messy.

    Bruce

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    Re: Contact e-mail addresses (Outlook 2000)

    This is probably stored in your nickname file. This is a file with extension .nick, and you can probably find it in Cocuments and Settings<username>Application DataMicrosoftOutlook (but on older Windows versions it might be in a different folder). To see it, you'll need to show hidden files and folders in Windows Explorer. You could try changing the extension from .nick to .old to test if this solves the problem. If not, you can restore the original extension.

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    Re: Contact e-mail addresses (Outlook 2000)

    I don't recall whether you could do this in Outlook 2000, but in Outlook 2002-2003, after you type a few letter of the name or address a small pop-up displays recognized addresses from the nicknames file. You can select items on that pop-up by moving the selection bar down with the down arrow key and up with the up arrow key. When you find one you don't want to be suggested again, just press the Del key to remove it from the nicknames file. Does that work in 2000?

    Microsoft also released an editor for the .NICK files in Outlook 2000. I never downloaded it, so I don't know how well it works. (For Outlook 2002-2003, there is no editor. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15> ) You could use this tool if you want to clean up the file all at once.

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    Re: Contact e-mail addresses (Outlook 2000)

    Thanks. It partially works. If I click on the properties for the name and e-mail address, I get a chance to remove the address from the nickname file but it still displays as a name with no address. I'll look for the nickname removal tool.

    Bruce

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