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Address book and mail in snow leopard do not behave the same as in Leopard

290 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 12, 2009 1:03 PM by Ernie Stamper RSS
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In leopard, I can just click on an address in mail, and click on "add to existing contact", if the address does not exist, I can just type in the new name and edit address the way I wanted it and it will be added to the address book. In snow leopard, if I do exactly the same, the name will be blank (no matter how many time I type it in) and the address will be added to the address book. Now I need to go to address book, locate the address and then added the name in as it is blank. I fully understand that one can just click "Create New Contact", but the other way I can at least check if the contact exist. Any suggestions in way to get my older method works again or a better way to handle the situation.

Another question is where do I tell this handy method to set the default address to home phone number, home e-mail and home address as it always point to others on all three to start with.
MacBook Pro 17, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,445 points)
    Hello, and welcome to the Discussions.

    Yours is not the first report I have seen about this, but it works exactly as it should for me on my Mac, with Mail 4.1. If the message has an email address with no full name info, then it allows me to enter, and then retains it going forward. If the message has an address with name info, it enters that into AB.

    Have you repaired permissions? Is the AddressBook folder properly in the location of Home/Library/Application Support?

    Mac Pro 8 Core, iBook, and QS G4 867, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 10.5.8, 10.4.11, Aperture 2, FCS3


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