Sending contact 'item' to others

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If I send "John's" contact card as an item to "Mary", she receives it
blank/can't see anything NO ATTACHMENT DISPLAYS, as if I hadn't attached it
--which I knwo I did because of my "sent messages..."

The same thing happens if I send a distribution list. What could be the
issue? Is the problem when I send the card or when they receive it? How can I
solve this?
 
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Russ Valentine

Make sure you insert the Contact Record as an Outlook Item in an RTF message
and that neither of you uses email AV scanning.
Russ Valentine
"M" <M> wrote in message
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> If I send "John's" contact card as an item to "Mary", she receives it
> blank/can't see anything NO ATTACHMENT DISPLAYS, as if I hadn't attached
> it
> --which I knwo I did because of my "sent messages..."
>
> The same thing happens if I send a distribution list. What could be the
> issue? Is the problem when I send the card or when they receive it? How
> can I
> solve this?
 
M

M

huh... I use html option (when sending email). so not running antivirus?
isn't that risky?

"Russ Valentine" wrote:

> Make sure you insert the Contact Record as an Outlook Item in an RTF message
> and that neither of you uses email AV scanning.
> > Russ Valentine
> "M" <M> wrote in message
> news:8836ABE7-B83F-4730-84AE-4EF5C67B780D@microsoft.com...
> > If I send "John's" contact card as an item to "Mary", she receives it
> > blank/can't see anything NO ATTACHMENT DISPLAYS, as if I hadn't attached
> > it
> > --which I knwo I did because of my "sent messages..."
> >
> > The same thing happens if I send a distribution list. What could be the
> > issue? Is the problem when I send the card or when they receive it? How
> > can I
> > solve this?

>
> .
>
 
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Gordon

"M" <M> wrote in message
news:CE3915E1-250D-4DEC-B55E-AC595748E8C3@microsoft.com...
> huh... I use html option (when sending email). so not running antivirus?
> isn't that risky?
>


Russ didn't say "not running antivirus" - what he said was not running EMAIL
SCANNING in your Antivirus. FWIW it's not worth doing that anyway at any
time - you are no more protected by doing it, and it uses up more computer
resources.
 
M

M

apologies for misunderstanding. (according to what I seen, there's no
antivirus software at all --company pc-- so it might not even be that.
puzzled.

"Gordon" wrote:

>
> "M" <M> wrote in message
> news:CE3915E1-250D-4DEC-B55E-AC595748E8C3@microsoft.com...
> > huh... I use html option (when sending email). so not running antivirus?
> > isn't that risky?
> >

>
> Russ didn't say "not running antivirus" - what he said was not running EMAIL
> SCANNING in your Antivirus. FWIW it's not worth doing that anyway at any
> time - you are no more protected by doing it, and it uses up more computer
> resources.
>
> .
>
 

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M;143110 said:
If I send "John's" contact card as an item to "Mary", she receives it
blank/can't see anything NO ATTACHMENT DISPLAYS, as if I hadn't attached it
--which I knwo I did because of my "sent messages..."

The same thing happens if I send a distribution list. What could be the
issue? Is the problem when I send the card or when they receive it? How can I
solve this?
Either forward in Internet Format (vCard) or make sure you are using RTF formatting for the address. Do not use RTF if the person does not use Outlook - they won't get the attachments in a usable format. If they use OE, Vista Mail, or Live Mail, the attachment is hidden. Forward as vCard instead.

Same deal on a DL - forward as vcard - this actually sends them a text file with the names and email addresses which they need to use to create a DL in their own client. See http://www.outlook-tips.net/archives/2004/20041105.htm for how use this list for a new DL in Outlook.
 
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