Microsoft KB Archive/173588
Article ID: 173588
Article Last Modified on 2/12/2007
- Microsoft Outlook 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q173588
Using Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) or Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications, you cannot change the e-mail address of a Microsoft Outlook 97 contact.
There is no known workaround available.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Outlook. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
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You can write VBScript or Visual Basic for Applications code to initially set a contact's e-mail address. In other words, if the e-mail address field (typically Email1Address) does not have a value, then the e-mail address can be programmatically changed. If the field already contains an e-mail address, however, the value of the e-mail field will not change and you will not receive an error message.
The following Visual Basic for Applications automation code illustrates the problem:
Sub ChangeEmailAddress() ' The Outlook object library must be referenced. Dim ol As New Outlook.Application Dim myContact As ContactItem ' Create a new Contact item. Set myContact = ol.CreateItem(olContactItem) myContact.FullName = "Joe Smith" ' This will properly set the email address. myContact.Email1Address = "firstname.lastname@example.org" myContact.Save ' This will not change the email address. myContact.Email1Address = "email@example.com" myContact.Save ' The email address appears to be changed here... MsgBox myContact.Email1Address ' ...but it is not actually changed. myContact.Display End Sub
Note that programmatically, the Email1Address will properly return the second e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org) until the first e-mail address is resolved.
For more information on programmatically resolving e-mail addresses, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
169750 OL97: How to Programmatically Resolve a Contact's E-mail Address
For more information about creating solutions with Microsoft Outlook 97, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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