Outlook auto-adding email addresses as contacts

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Microsoft Outlook 2003
Microsoft Outlook contacts
I have Outlook 2003. I have created contacts manually, but now there are email addresses being added to my contacts list. It looks like when I am either sending or receiving an email from someone, Outlook is automatically placing that address into contacts. I now have tons of contacts I dont want in my list of contacts! How can I stop this from continuing to happen?
ASKED: September 6, 2012  11:32 PM
UPDATED: September 7, 2012  6:05 PM

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I would recommend doing a virus scan on your computer. No full versions of Outlook ever had the ability to add recipients automatically to your Contacts Folder, so if you have this happening on your machine I suspect that you have some Malware harvesting your email contacts – and I doubt that the intended purpose is a good one.

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