How to fix Address Book error messages in Microsoft Outlook 2003 on Windows XP?
Is your Address Book in Outlook 2003 making you go nuts by constantly display error messages? Is it looking complicated for you to fix? Error messages that are displayed while using contacts to address a new message in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 can be fixed quite easily on your Windows XP-based computer. Let’s go through the content to know how.
What is an Address Book? It is nothing, but a collection of address lists. It makes your job of adding recipients while sending an e-mail easier as the Outlook automatically checks to see if the address book has the names that you are adding in your recipients column or not.
However, in some cases Address Book may not work as expected and can display error messages like ‘the address list could not be displayed’ and many other such messages.
The question is how to fix such issues? Here’s how you can take care of the error message and resolve the issues with the Address Book in Outlook 2003. See how:
- Start “Outlook.
- On the “Tools menu, click “E-mail Accounts.
- Click “View or change existing directories or address books, and then click “Next.
- Click “Outlook Address Book, and then click “Remove.
- Click “Yes when you receive the prompt to confirm the removal.
- Click “Add.
- Click “Additional Address Books, and then click “Next.
- Click “Outlook Address Book, and then click “Next.
- Click “OK when you receive the message to restart Outlook.
- Click “Finish.
- Click “Exit on the “File menu to quit Outlook.
- Restart Outlook.
- In the Folder list, right-click the folder that you want to use with the Address Book and then click “Properties.
- Click the “Outlook Address Book tab.
- Make sure that “Show this folder as an e-mail Address Book checkbox is selected and then click “OK.
With the help of these simple steps you may fix the error message saying “The address list could not be displayed, which is displayed when using contacts to address a new message in Outlook 2003 on your Windows XP PC. You can also have a look on our video solution that is given below.