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Microsoft KB Archive/254829

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Article ID: 254829

Article Last Modified on 11/6/2003



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q254829

SYMPTOMS

If you set your dialing location to London, England, and create a contact that contains the new London area code (020) in the Telephone Number field, Outlook incorrectly interprets the contact's country as Egypt.

CAUSE

Neither the United Kingdom (UK) nor Egypt use a fixed length for area codes or local telephone numbers. If you type "20 343 3434," Outlook does not know how to parse the number. As a result, you get the Phone Number Confirmation dialog box and, by default, Outlook regards this three-part number as an Egyptian number.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a).

To obtain SR-1/SR-1a, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

245025 OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a)


STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1/SR-1a.

MORE INFORMATION

London will have the new area code, 020, by April 22nd, 2000. Area codes and local numbers are not in a fixed length format in the UK. The format for the new 8 digit (London) numbers is "9999 9999."


Additional query words: OL2K eng british

Keywords: kbbug kbfix KB254829