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Outlook 2010 has a very nice autocomplete feature, assuming the person I'm contacting is a "recent contact." However, I would like the autocomplete list to pull from the "Global Address List" instead of my recent contacts.

To be clear, what I'm asking is NOT that when I hit "check names," the names I've entered get 'fixed' or completed. This works fine. What I'd like is that as I type names, it looks into the GAL and pulls down suggestions.

Is this possible? Perhaps with an Outlook addon?

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Related/Possible Dupe:… – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 May 29 '13 at 17:33
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Xobni Plus for Outlook (not the free edition) has an autosuggest feature, which indexes the global address book as well as everybody you have ever emailed or received as email from.

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Thanks! Maybe we'll purchase it :-P – Pandincus Dec 20 '10 at 15:03

NK2Edit by NirSoft lets you edit NK2 files which include the Outlook Autocomplete file.

In some circumstances, you may need to repair or modify the values appeared in the AutoComplete list, or you may want to remove unwanted email addresses and/or to add new email addresses. MS-Outlook doesn't provide any ability to edit this AutoComplete list, so this is where NK2Edit software can help you.

However, this involves modifying the Autocomplete list by hand (manually adding/removing addresses from the Global Address List). This isn't what I would prefer -- ideally, everyone in my GAL would be automatically indexed.

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