Outlook installed with a predefined set of categories. I removed all the original ones from the master list in entered my own set but for some reason the original Outlook categories (Favorite, Idea, Hot Contact - - -) keep coming back and getting randomly assigned to my contacts. I don't do a thing. When I pop up the Categories dialog box they show up taged as "Not on Master Categories List". I un check them but they persist in coming back.

This may be complicated by my using this on my machine at work (Win2K/OL 2K) and my machine at home (NT4.0sp6a/OL 98) synced by my WinCE box.