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My outlook 2003 updates its address book everyday, and it takes too long and sometimes freezes my laptop. How to change it to update once a week or even better update on demand?

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  • Click the ‘Tools’ menu, navigate to ‘Send/Receive’ and then to ‘Download Address Book’.
  • In the dialogue that appears, uncheck ‘Download changes since last send/receive’, make sure that ‘Full Details’ is selected and then select ‘Global Address List’ as the Address Book.
  • Click OK.
  • After clicking OK, you will see a Send/Receive box appear, this updates your local data and then disappears.

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