OL2000: How to Use the Name Resolution Feature Instead of AutoComplete

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This article describes the Name Resolution feature that is available in Outlook 2000, which takes the place of the AutoComplete feature that Outlook Express uses.

For information about the differences between Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook e-mail clients, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
257824 OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express
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AutoComplete is a feature of Internet Explorer and of Outlook Express. However, it is not available in Outlook 2000. Outlook 2000 uses a method called Name Resolution. This feature of Outlook 2000 resolves the name you are typing or searches through your Contacts list to provide you with the correct e-mail name. To use this feature, follow these steps:
  1. In Outlook 2000, open a new message.
  2. Type the first three letters of an e-mail address that is stored in one of your contacts.
  3. On the Tools menu, click Check Name.
You can also use the Check Name toolbar button (the one that has a red check mark and a picture of a person) or press CTRL+K.

If you have more than one listing of a particular name, the name you type will have a red wavy line below it. Right-click the name, and then click the correct name. The next time you compose a message to that person, the name should resolve successfully, but it will have a dashed underline instead of a solid underline.

Microsoft Outlook 2002 includes the AutoComplete feature. For additional information about new features in Outlook 2002, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
287496 OL2002: New Features That Are Available in OL2002
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Article ID: 296407 - Last Review: 10/24/2013 07:57:00 - Revision: 1.0

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