Outlook 2007 - will not allow me to to show contacrts folder as an email address book
I had this very same problem. I use Windows Home Server with an Axigen mail server, but not sure if that is the problem or not that I was having, as I at one point had my profile setup to use their Outlook connector program. I am currently using POP/SMTP to get my mail from the server.
I needed to create a new profile in Outlook for my Contacts to be shown as the Outlook Address Book.
To create a new profile you will need your e-mail settings, like incoming (POP) and outgoing (SMTP) mail server addresses, like mail.comcast.net. You will also need your username and password for the e-mail account(s) you want to get mail from. Most of this can be accessed from your current profile.
Beings you didn't specify, I'm going to have to assume you are on Vista/Windows 7, if you're on XP, the steps for getting to Mail are similar.
Open Control Panel - Start, Control Panel
Click on User Accounts and Family Safety
Click on Mail (32-bit)
Click on Show Profiles...
If there is currently only one profile, select it and click Properties, then E-mail Accounts...
Select the e-mail account shown and click Change...
Here is where you can get the user and server information for your e-mail account. Write it all down. You can generally get this information at your e-mail providers website as well.
Click Cancel after you have all the info.
Click on the Data Files tab and write down the location of your Personal Folders (PST) file. You can also select it and click Settings and then copy the locaction of the PST file under Filename: and paste it into a Notepad or just right it down. Click Cancel.
Click Close and Close again. You should now be back at Mail window on the General tab.
Click Add and give the profile a name different than the old one.
Put in your Name and E-mail Address and your password twice. If your service provider is set up correctly, this is pretty much all you'll have to do and it will tell you that if found your e-mail account. If not you will have to set it up manually using the information you wrote down from the old profile.
Click Back if it didn't find your account.
Check the Manually configure server settings check box (lower left corner) and click Next
Select mail type, most likely Internet E-mail, click Next
Enter the information you wrote down from the old profile and click Test Account Settings...
Beyond this it's a matter of getting the settings for your mail provider correct, you may need to speak with them or visit their website.
Once you get a good test result and your e-mail account is working, click Next and then Finish
This will take you back to the Mail window on the General tab.
Now select your new profile and click Properties and click Data Files...
The creation of the new profile also created a new Personal Folder (PST) file. You want to add/connect your old one to the new profile, so click Add...
Select Office Outlook Personal Folders file (.pst) and click OK
Now either select your old PST, if it is in this location, which it probably will be or browse to the location you wrote down earlier. Once you find it, select it and click OK
At this point you can name it something meaningful, like your name, something to distinguish it from the current PST that is attached to your new profile, click OK
Now select the PST you just added and click Set as Default. Click OK to the warning box that pops up.
You will want to remove the other PST, but will not be able to until you have started Outlook and then close out again.
You should now be able to add the Contacts as an Outlook Address Book.
Jan 09, 2011 |
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