Mail doesn't recognise UK phone numbers and addresses!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tsurisuto, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Tsurisuto macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2007
    A friend emailed me a load of mobile phone numbers and addresses, so I was hoping to add them to my address book using Leopard Mail's new built in 'contact details recogniser' (or whatever it is called). But when I mouse-over an address or phone number, Mail doesn't see them anything else other than just text!
  2. CavemanUK macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2006
    Rhyl, North Wales
    Ive had mixed success..

    seems if it is prefixed then it works...

    eg.. Tel: 01492 123456 would work as long as it says Tel: same with addresses
  3. lssmit02 macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2004
    Format of number matters

    I just tried sending myself an email with European numbers, and the format matters. Key: if you're address book is setup for US numbers, make sure the country code is set off. So, for England, make sure the "44" is set off from the rest of the number. What comes after doesn't much matter, but iCal will see the 44 as a dialing code if it is set off. If it isn't, it just sees it at as a bunch of numbers. Also, you can either include the "+" symbol, or not, makes no difference. So, make sure the numbers for England are formatted as follows:

    +44 (0) 871 224 1111
    44 (0) 871 224 1111
    +44 08712241111
    44 08712241111

    (Telephone number for Aston Villa FC online store, fyi)

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