1. karhill's Avatar
    Ok, I'm using Windows 10 mobile, build 10581. I'm using Outlook mail to compose email (I assume this is the default email client on Windows 10 mobile).

    I'm trying to add addresses to the "to" field (pretty basic, huh?). But there appears to be no way to search my contacts or to directly add email addresses from my contacts. The only thing I can do is to directly type-in email address. No picking from a contacts list, no searching for a contact with the name "fred" in it. Nothing.

    Is this just me, or is the software completely brain-dead?
    10-31-2015 01:05 PM
  2. rhapdog's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue on build 10572. (Unable to update yet to 10581 due to a few errors and lack of Wi-Fi.)

    My only work-around so far has been to start with my People app, and select a contacts email from there to open the email app. Unfortunately, it leaves me to being able to send only to one recipient at a time.

    I'm not sure what the solution is at this point. Would love a good work-around on this myself. I recommend you report the issue to Microsoft.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-31-2015 02:05 PM
  3. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    Same here. Confirmed. The feature you're looking for is called autopopulate or autocomplete. It's usually a learning algorithm that learns as you use email addresses. Some email clients are smart and will autopopulate out the gate.

    However, even after using an sample email address in Outlook Mail Mobile, it does not memorize the email used. Sad. Time to send feedback.
    10-31-2015 09:36 PM
  4. LA6507a's Avatar
    Apparently, this issue is STILL NOT FIXED in build 10586.63!!! This is ridiculous! Time to find another email client until MSFT figures out how to enable this critical feature. I have posted Feedback for this and urge others to do the same as soon as possible. Lacking such a basic email feature as this is a true embarrassment. By the way, this problem is also in the Calendar application as well.

    -Lumia 950 build 10586.63
    01-13-2016 09:27 PM
  5. kvslab's Avatar
    I had the same problem on my Verizon Lumia 735. I was using backup assistant plus for my contacts along with Outlook.com. The email could find the outlook contacts,but not the backup assistant ones. I had to convert all the contacts over to Outlook.com. Now it finds all my contacts in the To field. I am on .63 build.
    01-13-2016 09:42 PM
  6. GMJeff's Avatar
    I too am on .63 and have no problems with auto populate in outlook. I type a letter and get a list of contacts that start with that letter. It then adds a semi colon and will populate another contact list with the typing of another letter.
    Roland Stoll likes this.
    01-13-2016 11:50 PM
  7. Pete's Avatar
    Strange. This works fine for me on my 950XL running .63.

    In the "to" box, I can start typing, pause, delete, type again without Outlook interfering. It's only when I tap on a contact that it gets added and the name turns blue.
    01-14-2016 01:10 AM
  8. anon(3463402)'s Avatar
    Works fine on my Lumia 640.
    01-14-2016 03:14 AM
  9. look4wd's Avatar
    Works fine on my Lumia 640 XL.
    01-14-2016 03:26 AM
  10. ROBBIE HALL's Avatar
    Worked on my 1020. And works on this Android device I'm using as well.
    All my email contacts are saved to my outlook account (people).
    Have you tried syncing your contacts? Or looking into "my account" settings? Both in app settings and general settings.
    Maybe try to remove the account/mail app and reinstall?
    Worst case scenario a hard reset with a clean install (no using backups). Truthfully I've never had this issue even from emailing from windows phone 7 and up.

    Robbie Hall - Thanks button when I help!
    01-14-2016 03:43 AM

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