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Microsoft KB Archive/105126

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PC Win: Shortcut for Entering New Friendly Name in PAB

Article ID: 105126

Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006


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

This article was previously published under Q105126


With versions 3.0, 3.0b, and 3.2 of Microsoft Mail for Windows, a shortcut exists for entering a new gateway address with a friendly name into a personal address book (PAB).

To add a new gateway address with a friendly name into a PAB

  1. Log in to the Mail Windows client. From the Mail menu, choose Options and verify that the Add Recipients To Personal Address Book option is checked.
  2. Click the Compose button to compose a message..
  3. Enter the friendly name followed by the gateway type and address in brackets on the "To" line. For example, to add someone to your PAB whose friendly name is Paul and whose SMTP address is, you would enter the following on the "To" line:


  4. Finish composing the message and click the Send button.
  5. The new address will be added to your PAB as soon as the message has left the Outbox. The friendly name will appear in your PAB.

Additional query words: 3.00 3.00b 3.20

Keywords: KB105126