Fred, With Outlook closed, go into Control Panel / Mail. You have 3 buttons on this window. One for email accounts, one for Data Files, and one for Show Profiles. Start by going into the Email accounts and select the option in the Directory section to "View or change existing directories or address books." Try removing the Outlook address book, then add it back in. Open Outlook and test. If that did not fix the problem, exit Outlook again and go back to Control Panel. This time click the "Show Profiles" Add a new profile in here. You'll need all of your account information like incoming pop server name and smtp server etc. Once you get the profile added you should return to the window you started at with the name of the new profile listed. Be sure and change the setting in the lower portion of the profile list to "Always use this profile". After you've added the new profile and told Outlook to use it, you can then open Outlook and test it. That should fix it. Spider -----Original Message----- From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Fred de Smeth Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2003 5:23 AM To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [24hoursupport] using outlook adressbook with a new mail Hi, I am using Outlook XP on a recently bought Pentium 4 desktop with Windows XP Pro on it. While I was looking around in the possibilities of Outlook I probably have changed a setting, for now I have the following problem: If I want to write a new mail, I open a new mail window and click on TO: The addressbook used to open then, but now I get an error message that he cannot find the addressbook. However I am still able to use the addressbook on it's own. Maybe I messed up a profile, or changed the path? Anyone an idea how to get this right again? I saved outlook.pst and installed Outlook again, but I keep getting this errormessage, so the wrong setting is apparently kept in Outlook.pst. Thank you in advance for your ideas. Fred de Smeth (Leidschendam, The Netherlands) For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.