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Microsoft KB Archive/103449

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PC Win: Address Book Does Not Limit Extended Characters

Article ID: 103449

Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006


  • Microsoft Mail Client 3.0
  • Microsoft Mail Client 3.0
  • Microsoft Mail Client 3.1
  • Microsoft Mail Client 3.2

This article was previously published under Q103449


Versions 3.0, 3.0b, 3.1, and 3.2 of Microsoft Mail for Windows do not check the validity of characters typed in fields in the Address Book and its related dialog boxes. Therefore, invalid characters can be typed in fields.

For example, you can type letters in the Fax Number box. Data checking occurs only for fields that require data to be entered and for carriage return-linefeeds (for the Personal Address Book).

You can also type invalid characters in the New User dialog box, and the Address Book will accept these characters.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in versions 3.0, 3.0b, 3.1, and 3.2 of Microsoft Mail for Windows. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Additional query words: 3.00 3.00b 3.10 3.20

Keywords: KB103449