show contact list in Windows Mail



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show contact list in Windows Mail

Postby c2FicmluYQ » Sat, 12 Jan 2008 09:20:01 GMT

In the previous Outlook Express I was able to show my Contacts List in the 
far left column under the Folders List.  So it was always available.  Is this 
possible now in Windows Mail?  How do I get it to show up there?  Thank you 
for any help!

Re: show contact list in Windows Mail

Postby Gary VanderMolen » Sat, 12 Jan 2008 09:50:13 GMT

Sorry, that option is not available in Windows Mail.

Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (WLMail)

Re: show contact list in Windows Mail

Postby c2FicmluYQ » Sat, 12 Jan 2008 10:38:14 GMT

Thank you!

Re: show contact list in Windows Mail

Postby Gary VanderMolen » Sat, 12 Jan 2008 16:38:29 GMT

You're welcome, Sabrina.

Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (WLMail)

Re: show contact list in Windows Mail

Postby Muad_Dib » Mon, 14 Jan 2008 20:11:06 GMT


..and may I ask why, such simple, productive and usefull tool, would
be removed from Windows mail client?! I must say that this is wrong move
and it can not be justifyed with ANY reason. Vista should be more easy,
not complicated to use, I guess...


RE: show contact list in Windows Mail

Postby RGF6emE » Sat, 17 May 2008 15:38:01 GMT

I am SO with Sabrina and the many other people on this messageboard! I also 
loved having all my contacts right there on the bottom left of my email 

It will be odd to adjust & definately not as user-friendly to have to open 
up the entire "contacts" folder and do a search. BUT I'm sure we'll all get 
used to it! It's just too bad they didn't make the "old" option available


Re: show contact list in Windows Mail

Postby robertmiles » Sat, 17 May 2008 23:26:15 GMT

What's outlook express LIVE?  I've heard of an email program named
Windows Mail and one named Windows Live Mail, but not that one.

Re: show contact list in Windows Mail

Postby Muad_Dib » Mon, 29 Dec 2008 21:43:35 GMT

Sorry, I wanted to say but a bit confused with all those MS changes -
LIVE this, LIVE that....
After a while I think that Microsoft just wants to push us to BUY MS
OFFICE and to use MS Outlook instead of Express LIVE.


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