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Searching Contacts by Last Name on TO Line Email Composition in Outlook.

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Outlook shows listing of contacts by first name. It is difficult to search by first name in some cases especially for common first names.


  1. Type the last name of the user in the To box.
  2. Press CTRL + K and a Check Names box will pop up.
  3. Find and click the person you are looking for. Then click Ok. If the name is unique, it will automatically fill it in.