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Old July 28th, 2006, 11:03 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
jaminthepark
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Default Distribution list is not recognized on "To" field

Hello,
One of our clients has a rather weird Outlook distribution problem. We
can create a distribution list by following:
FIle New Dist. List Select Members (select members from address
book of the same domain) OK (name the distro list to myfirstdistro)
- Save & Close
We are also able to see myfistdistro in Contacts with all the members
we had selected, however once we select "new message to contact" from
Contacts , distro list myfirstdistro is only recognized as a text, does
not have a "+" sign in front hence does not get expanded. So my client
has to send email one by one to all suppose to be distro members.
Anyone has any suggestions about how to solve this one?

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Old July 29th, 2006, 04:13 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Brian Tillman
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Default Distribution list is not recognized on "To" field

jaminthepark wrote:

One of our clients has a rather weird Outlook distribution problem. We
can create a distribution list by following:
FIle New Dist. List Select Members (select members from address
book of the same domain) OK (name the distro list to
myfirstdistro) - Save & Close
We are also able to see myfistdistro in Contacts with all the members
we had selected, however once we select "new message to contact" from
Contacts , distro list myfirstdistro is only recognized as a text,
does not have a "+" sign in front hence does not get expanded. So my
client has to send email one by one to all suppose to be distro
members. Anyone has any suggestions about how to solve this one?


What happens when you click NewMessage, then click To and choose the DL
from the list?
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Brian Tillman

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Old July 29th, 2006, 07:32 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
jaminthepark
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Default Distribution list is not recognized on "To" field

Same thing. DL is only recognized as text, not the actual list.

Brian Tillman wrote:
jaminthepark wrote:

One of our clients has a rather weird Outlook distribution problem. We
can create a distribution list by following:
FIle New Dist. List Select Members (select members from address
book of the same domain) OK (name the distro list to
myfirstdistro) - Save & Close
We are also able to see myfistdistro in Contacts with all the members
we had selected, however once we select "new message to contact" from
Contacts , distro list myfirstdistro is only recognized as a text,
does not have a "+" sign in front hence does not get expanded. So my
client has to send email one by one to all suppose to be distro
members. Anyone has any suggestions about how to solve this one?


What happens when you click NewMessage, then click To and choose the DL
from the list?
--
Brian Tillman


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Old July 30th, 2006, 01:53 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Brian Tillman
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Default Distribution list is not recognized on "To" field

jaminthepark wrote:

Same thing. DL is only recognized as text, not the actual list.


And, after adding it to the To field, what happens if you press CTRL-K?
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Brian Tillman
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Old July 31st, 2006, 04:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
jaminthepark
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Default Distribution list is not recognized on "To" field

Same result. It still appears only as text.

Brian Tillman wrote:
jaminthepark wrote:

Same thing. DL is only recognized as text, not the actual list.


And, after adding it to the To field, what happens if you press CTRL-K?
--
Brian Tillman


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Old September 5th, 2006, 12:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
EJB
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Default Distribution list is not recognized on "To" field

We have come across this problem last week also. Our DL's were not
"recognised" - and appeared only as text.

My colleague worked out the fix:

She noticed that this only occured where no contacts folder existed under
the Outloook Address Book categories.

To display the contacts folder go through your Control Panel ....

Our DL's then worked fine.

I hope this helps you also


"jaminthepark" wrote:

Same result. It still appears only as text.

Brian Tillman wrote:
jaminthepark wrote:

Same thing. DL is only recognized as text, not the actual list.


And, after adding it to the To field, what happens if you press CTRL-K?
--
Brian Tillman



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Old September 19th, 2006, 09:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
jaminthepark
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Default Distribution list is not recognized on "To" field

Thank you that also helped us.

EJB wrote:
We have come across this problem last week also. Our DL's were not
"recognised" - and appeared only as text.

My colleague worked out the fix:

She noticed that this only occured where no contacts folder existed under
the Outloook Address Book categories.

To display the contacts folder go through your Control Panel ....

Our DL's then worked fine.

I hope this helps you also


"jaminthepark" wrote:

Same result. It still appears only as text.

Brian Tillman wrote:
jaminthepark wrote:

Same thing. DL is only recognized as text, not the actual list.

And, after adding it to the To field, what happens if you press CTRL-K?
--
Brian Tillman




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Old December 8th, 2006, 08:29 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
MAG
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Default Distribution list is not recognized on "To" field

How do you display the contacts going through the control panel?

"jaminthepark" wrote:

Hello,
One of our clients has a rather weird Outlook distribution problem. We
can create a distribution list by following:
FIle New Dist. List Select Members (select members from address
book of the same domain) OK (name the distro list to myfirstdistro)
- Save & Close
We are also able to see myfistdistro in Contacts with all the members
we had selected, however once we select "new message to contact" from
Contacts , distro list myfirstdistro is only recognized as a text, does
not have a "+" sign in front hence does not get expanded. So my client
has to send email one by one to all suppose to be distro members.
Anyone has any suggestions about how to solve this one?


 




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