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    Email address auto complete is strange ... (Oulook 2003)

    When I start to type in an email address and auto complete drops down with suggestions, some of those are ones I have deleted and new ones don't appear. Any suggestion ?

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    Re: Email address auto complete is strange ... (Ou

    If you search the Outlook forum for "auto complete", there are many suggestions which may be relevant to your situation.
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    Re: Email address auto complete is strange ... (Oulook 2003)

    See <post:=610,890>post 610,890</post:>.
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    Re: Email address auto complete is strange ... (Oulook 2003)

    I followed the suggestion at the post you suggested. I deleted 2 .nk2 files. One was Outlook.nk2 and one was "My Name".nk2. I noticed that each day following there was no autocomplete addresses so I looked in the file and days later there are no .nk2 files. I guess they are not rebuilding. Any suggestions appreciated !!!!!

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    Re: Email address auto complete is strange ... (Oulook 2003)

    My guess would be that there hasn't been a reason yet to create a new nickname file.

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    Re: Email address auto complete is strange ... (Oulook 2003)

    I am not sure what that means. I have sent out many emails since I deleted the 2 .nk2 files. Some of the emails were to 25 to 30 different people. Shoudn't that start the rebuild of the .nk2 files ? For example, yesterday as I sent email, those names appeared in autocomplete but today they are not there and there are no .nk2 files. Any further thought ?

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    Re: Email address auto complete is strange ... (Oulook 2003)

    Select Tools | Options... in the main Outlook window.
    In the Preferences tab, click E-mail Options...
    Click Advanced E-mail Options...
    Is the check box "Suggest names while completing To, Cc, and Bcc fields" ticked?
    If not, do so now, then OK your way out.
    If it is, clear the check box, OK your way out, then open the dialog again, tick the check box again and OK your way out. This may jog Outlook's memory.

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    Re: Email address auto complete is strange ... (Oulook 2003)

    I did as you instructed. I unchecked the "Suggest names while completing To, Cc, and Bcc fields" box and closed the program. Waited a bit an then checked it again ( I don't believe I closed the program in between if that makes a difference). I noticed that as I sent emails during the day the names that had been used did autocomplete. This morning after I started my computer I checked the Outlook file and there are no .nk2 files and of course no autocomplete in emails. Any thoughts appreciated.

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    Re: Email address auto complete is strange ... (Oulook 2003)

    I'm sorry, I have no idea why that happens.

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    Re: Email address auto complete is strange ... (Oulook 2003)

    Are you running and "Privacy protection" software, as some of these will remove things like this?

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    Re: Email address auto complete is strange ... (Oulook 2003)

    I gave up ... sort of. I use an Outlook Backup called " OutSource-XP" which has saved me several times. You can restore files individually. So I went to my last backup, fortunately only a few days ago, and restored the .nk2 files and everything is back to where it was. I will just delete the offending addresses one at a time (use the down arrow to scroll to the email address you want to delete on the autocomplete dialog box and when it is highlighted, hit delete on the keyboard). Thanks for all the suggestions.

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