When I type an address in the "to" field and it starts to auto-complete based
on recent address entries, I can hit "return" and it works if it puts the
name of the recipient (the "display as" version from contacts) in between
apostrophes (so 'John Smith'), or if it gives the name of the person then the
e-mail address in between (so John Smith ). That
always works. It also works if I manually type a complete address.
But if I get the name of the contact without
apostrophes or without the
address in brackets, or more importantly, when I click on an address in my
contacts it puts in the name of the recipient (the "display as" version,
again), but WITHOUT the apostrophe and then it doesn't work. I get an
immediate returned mail from "system administrator" but I think this is from
Outlook itself, not my ISP. I don't think anything ever left my machine. But
not sure on that point.
But in any case, the message as "undeliverable" in the subject line and then
"the following recipient(s) could not be reached" then the name of the
contact, the date/time of the e-mail and then it says "The requested
I'm using Outlook 2003 and I haven't knowingly changed any settings, but
this started happening to me recently (not problems with the same software
and setup for years - this spontaneously started happening).
I'm not a computer expert, so please don't jump all
over me for not giving
all the precise and exact details in computer-expert language. This is the
best I can do to describe the problem.