Registrations are now open. Join us today!
There is still a lot of work to do on the wiki yet! More information about editing can be found here.
Already have an account?

Microsoft KB Archive/254829

From BetaArchive Wiki
Knowledge Base

Article ID: 254829

Article Last Modified on 11/6/2003


  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q254829


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.


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.


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)


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.


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