Using Outlook Express address book in MS Word

February 11th, 2010
Posted by Simon Cortez | Under Email Recovery

“Logon failed. You must log on to Microsoft Exchange to access your address book.”
“Error code: Unspecified error”

Above mentioned are two common error messages that a user encounters when he tries to mail merge with the Outlook Express address book. Actually, the right process needs to be followed for using Outlook Express address book in MS Word. To use the Outlook Express Address Book as a mail merge data source in Word, it is must to export it.

      To export the Address Book from Outlook Express, follow these steps:

    • Start Outlook Express.
    • On the File menu, point to Export, and then click Address Book.
    • In the Address Book Export Tool dialog box, click Text File (Comma Separated Values), and then click Export.
    • In the Save exported file as box, type a file name for your exported Address Book file, and then click Browse.
    • In the Save in field of the Save As dialog box, specify a location in which to save the file.
    • In the Save as type box, click either Comma Separated Values (*.csv) or Text Files (*.txt) (as appropriate to the format that you want to use), and then click Save.

Note: You can save your Outlook Express Address Book in either Comma Separated Values (*.csv) or Text Files (*.txt) format. Word can use either format.

  • Click Next.
  • Click to select the check boxes next to the fields that you want to export, and then click Finish.
  • Click OK when you receive the message that the export procedure is completed.
  • Click Close to close the Address Book Export Tool dialog box.

This way you can export address book from Outlook Express and can use it in MS Word. Apart from above mentioned issue and error messages, there are many other errors that make the Outlook Express DBX file corrupt. In such situation you need to use Outlook Express repair tool. Kernel for Outlook Express is such an efficient Outlook Express repair tool that enables a user to repair and recover all email data from the corrupt DBX file.

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