OE Contacts

  jaraba 09:58 15 Feb 2012

When I click on the contacts button the contacts are in alphabetical order by firtsname but when I click on to/cc or bcc button on a new email the contacts are in order by surname.

This has only happened in the past few days and I can't find anyway to change it back.

Any ideas would be appreciated

Many thanks

  Sea Urchin 11:02 15 Feb 2012

Open Outlook Express and then open the Address Book. Select View menu and Sort By - which gives you options of first or last name.

  jaraba 11:07 15 Feb 2012

Tried that & only gives name and no options for first last name. Using OE6

  Sea Urchin 11:16 15 Feb 2012

Name is top of the list - look further down

See here

View Menu Sort By

  jaraba 11:30 15 Feb 2012

It is only when I am composing anew email & click on to or cc that thenames are show with lastname 1st instead of as in the contacts/address book by 1st name.

Also doesnt seem to have the drop down list you posted.

  Sea Urchin 13:52 15 Feb 2012

Are you actually opening the Address Book proper - which includes the File/Edit/View/Tools/Help menus? It's that View menu you need to be looking at.

Address Book can be found on Tools/Address Book on the main Outlook Express window - or by using Ctrl+Shift+B

  lotvic 22:43 15 Feb 2012

Do as Sea Urchin is saying.

Contacts list - names are displayed how you have set each Name to display in Properties of each individual contact.

To: Cc: and Bcc: names are displayed how you have set them to display in Address Book.

So you need to open your Address Book and check the setting View -> Sort By -> First Name or Last Name

  jaraba 21:14 16 Feb 2012

Don't have address book in tolls. Have "windows Contacts" and that is set to sort by first name but to-cc etc still shows by lastname.

  Sea Urchin 21:19 16 Feb 2012

Are you in fact using Outlook Express?

  Sea Urchin 21:21 16 Feb 2012

Windows Contacts is usually associated with Windows 7 which doesn't support Outlook Express

  lotvic 21:33 16 Feb 2012

As your thread was title 'OE Contacts' I presumed you meant Outlook Express, which means you are using XP (or W98)

Please confirm what operating system you are using and which Mail program

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