I just purchased a new laptop. I’m using Outlook 2007 and Windows 7. When I click on ‘contacts’ (lower left side of Outlook), they are alphabetized, and are listed with First Name- last name. This is what I want to see. The ‘Current View’ checked is ‘Outlook Data Files’ But when I open a new email and click on ‘To’, the addresses are just plain screwed up. Not only are my addresses not alphabetized, they are listed ‘Last name- First’. I went to ‘Option’, ‘Mail Setup’, ‘E-mail Accounts’, ‘Address Books’, ‘Outlook Address Book’, and then under 'Show names by' I have selected 'First Last (John Smith)’. What can I do? My old laptop used Outlook 2007 and Vista. The addresses are alphabetized and are 'First Last (John Smith)’. I have a small home business, and this problem is killing me. Many thanks for any help, A.T.