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Old June 18th, 2009, 02:58 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
RonTechMI
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Default Distribution Lists missing contacts

I've been working with a friend that is having a weird problem with Outlook
Express and Windows/XP. They have a few different distribution lists
created, and when they go back in to use one of those lists, there are
contacts that were on it before, but have just disappeared from the
distribution list. It is intermittant and seems to be very inconsistant as
well. I've watched them add contacts, and they do that properly. Then they
update the distribution list, and they do update the list properly. The
names that disappear, are almost always names that have been on the list
originally, or at least not the last ones that were added. I thought that
might have been the problem (not updating the list after selecting new
members), but that is not the case.

If any of you have any ideas, I'd really appreciate hearing them. This has
been ongoing for several months. The are up to date with all the fixes for
Windows, they are at service pack 3.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide,

Ron

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Old June 18th, 2009, 04:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Twayne[_2_]
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Default Distribution Lists missing contacts

RonTechMI wrote:
I've been working with a friend that is having a weird problem with
Outlook Express and Windows/XP. They have a few different
distribution lists created, and when they go back in to use one of
those lists, there are contacts that were on it before, but have just
disappeared from the distribution list. It is intermittant and seems
to be very inconsistant as well. I've watched them add contacts, and
they do that properly. Then they update the distribution list, and
they do update the list properly. The names that disappear, are
almost always names that have been on the list originally, or at
least not the last ones that were added. I thought that might have
been the problem (not updating the list after selecting new members),
but that is not the case.

If any of you have any ideas, I'd really appreciate hearing them.
This has been ongoing for several months. The are up to date with
all the fixes for Windows, they are at service pack 3.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide,

Ron


Are they deleting them from Main Contacts after making the groups? The
names seem to have to be in both places.

Twayne



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Old June 18th, 2009, 04:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
RonTechMI
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Default Distribution Lists missing contacts

Twayne,

Thanks for your quick reply. That was the first question I asked them, and
they are not deleting the contacts. When the names disappear from the
distribution lists, all they do is re-add them and they are back. Also, it's
not the same names that get dropped from the distribution list. It may be
Dick this time, then Sally the next time, and Jane after that. None of those
three are the contacts that were recently added.

Thanks

Ron

"Twayne" wrote:

RonTechMI wrote:
I've been working with a friend that is having a weird problem with
Outlook Express and Windows/XP. They have a few different
distribution lists created, and when they go back in to use one of
those lists, there are contacts that were on it before, but have just
disappeared from the distribution list. It is intermittant and seems
to be very inconsistant as well. I've watched them add contacts, and
they do that properly. Then they update the distribution list, and
they do update the list properly. The names that disappear, are
almost always names that have been on the list originally, or at
least not the last ones that were added. I thought that might have
been the problem (not updating the list after selecting new members),
but that is not the case.

If any of you have any ideas, I'd really appreciate hearing them.
This has been ongoing for several months. The are up to date with
all the fixes for Windows, they are at service pack 3.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide,

Ron


Are they deleting them from Main Contacts after making the groups? The
names seem to have to be in both places.

Twayne




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Old June 18th, 2009, 08:54 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Peter Foldes
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Default Distribution Lists missing contacts

Ron

Just out of curiosity, how large is the distribution list (amount in numbers). Also
is this distribution list a 3rd party or is it the Contact List on OE

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"RonTechMI" wrote in message
...
Twayne,

Thanks for your quick reply. That was the first question I asked them, and
they are not deleting the contacts. When the names disappear from the
distribution lists, all they do is re-add them and they are back. Also, it's
not the same names that get dropped from the distribution list. It may be
Dick this time, then Sally the next time, and Jane after that. None of those
three are the contacts that were recently added.

Thanks

Ron

"Twayne" wrote:

RonTechMI wrote:
I've been working with a friend that is having a weird problem with
Outlook Express and Windows/XP. They have a few different
distribution lists created, and when they go back in to use one of
those lists, there are contacts that were on it before, but have just
disappeared from the distribution list. It is intermittant and seems
to be very inconsistant as well. I've watched them add contacts, and
they do that properly. Then they update the distribution list, and
they do update the list properly. The names that disappear, are
almost always names that have been on the list originally, or at
least not the last ones that were added. I thought that might have
been the problem (not updating the list after selecting new members),
but that is not the case.

If any of you have any ideas, I'd really appreciate hearing them.
This has been ongoing for several months. The are up to date with
all the fixes for Windows, they are at service pack 3.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide,

Ron


Are they deleting them from Main Contacts after making the groups? The
names seem to have to be in both places.

Twayne





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Old June 18th, 2009, 11:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
PA Bear [MS MVP]
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Default Distribution Lists missing contacts

Are you sure you're friend's using Outlook Express and not Outlook?

Is this "distribution list" a Group (folder) in (Windows) Address Book?
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


RonTechMI wrote:
I've been working with a friend that is having a weird problem with
Outlook
Express and Windows/XP. They have a few different distribution lists
created, and when they go back in to use one of those lists, there are
contacts that were on it before, but have just disappeared from the
distribution list. It is intermittant and seems to be very inconsistant
as
well. I've watched them add contacts, and they do that properly. Then
they
update the distribution list, and they do update the list properly. The
names that disappear, are almost always names that have been on the list
originally, or at least not the last ones that were added. I thought that
might have been the problem (not updating the list after selecting new
members), but that is not the case.

If any of you have any ideas, I'd really appreciate hearing them. This
has
been ongoing for several months. The are up to date with all the fixes
for
Windows, they are at service pack 3.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide,

Ron


  #6  
Old June 19th, 2009, 03:04 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
RonTechMI
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Default Distribution Lists missing contacts

Peter,

The list is about 25 to 30 people and it is built from the contacts in
Outlook Express.

Thanks for your help so far,

Ron

"Peter Foldes" wrote:

Ron

Just out of curiosity, how large is the distribution list (amount in numbers). Also
is this distribution list a 3rd party or is it the Contact List on OE

--
Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

"RonTechMI" wrote in message
...
Twayne,

Thanks for your quick reply. That was the first question I asked them, and
they are not deleting the contacts. When the names disappear from the
distribution lists, all they do is re-add them and they are back. Also, it's
not the same names that get dropped from the distribution list. It may be
Dick this time, then Sally the next time, and Jane after that. None of those
three are the contacts that were recently added.

Thanks

Ron

"Twayne" wrote:

RonTechMI wrote:
I've been working with a friend that is having a weird problem with
Outlook Express and Windows/XP. They have a few different
distribution lists created, and when they go back in to use one of
those lists, there are contacts that were on it before, but have just
disappeared from the distribution list. It is intermittant and seems
to be very inconsistant as well. I've watched them add contacts, and
they do that properly. Then they update the distribution list, and
they do update the list properly. The names that disappear, are
almost always names that have been on the list originally, or at
least not the last ones that were added. I thought that might have
been the problem (not updating the list after selecting new members),
but that is not the case.

If any of you have any ideas, I'd really appreciate hearing them.
This has been ongoing for several months. The are up to date with
all the fixes for Windows, they are at service pack 3.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide,

Ron

Are they deleting them from Main Contacts after making the groups? The
names seem to have to be in both places.

Twayne






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Old July 2nd, 2009, 09:54 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Jorge Tsopelas
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Default Distribution Lists missing contacts

No sé
"PA Bear [MS MVP]" escribió en el mensaje
...
Are you sure you're friend's using Outlook Express and not Outlook?

Is this "distribution list" a Group (folder) in (Windows) Address Book?
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


RonTechMI wrote:
I've been working with a friend that is having a weird problem with
Outlook
Express and Windows/XP. They have a few different distribution lists
created, and when they go back in to use one of those lists, there are
contacts that were on it before, but have just disappeared from the
distribution list. It is intermittant and seems to be very inconsistant
as
well. I've watched them add contacts, and they do that properly. Then
they
update the distribution list, and they do update the list properly. The
names that disappear, are almost always names that have been on the list
originally, or at least not the last ones that were added. I thought
that
might have been the problem (not updating the list after selecting new
members), but that is not the case.

If any of you have any ideas, I'd really appreciate hearing them. This
has
been ongoing for several months. The are up to date with all the fixes
for
Windows, they are at service pack 3.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide,

Ron




 




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