How to specify custom phone number field in Outlook
This guide gives you the steps you should take to specify a custom
phone number field to be used in the Outlook SMS plugin. The guide is
also useful if you experience that the Ozeki SMS plugin does not
use the mobile phone number when a contact is selected from the addressbook.
To be able to use a custom phone number field in Outlook, you need to find out
the number that identifies the phone number field. This can be done using a
Outlook Spy. After you have found the number, you can configure Ozeki Outlook
SMS plugin to use the property identified by the number when it reads contact
information from the Outlook addressbook. The configuration is simple, please
follow these steps:
Step 1 - Download Outlook Spy
The Outlook Spy software can be downloaded from the following URL:
can also use the direct download link:
After you have downloaded the OutlookSpy tool, you need to install it (Figure 1).
Figure 1 - Outlook Spy Installation
If you open Outlook after installation you will see the OutlookSpy toolbar
on the Outlook forms.
Step 2 - Open a contact property sheet in Outlook
To find the ID of the phone number field, please open the contact property form
by double clicking on the business card header in the contacts view (Figure 2.)
Figure 2 - Open the contact properties form
On the contact properties form you should click on the "CurrentItem" button in
the OutlookSpy toolbar (Figure 2). This will bring up the property sheet of
Step 3 - Find the number identifying the phone number field
To find the number identifying the phone number field, you should find the
"MobileTelephoneNumber" property in the "_ContactItem" form (Figure 3). After
you have found it, please click on it and note down the "Dispid" value. This
value is the number we are looking for. In
our example it is 14876.
Figure 3 - Finding the property id number
Step 4 - Configure the Ozeki Outlook SMS extension
The final step is to enter this number into the configuration form of the
Ozeki Outlook SMS plugin. This can be done by opening the "SMS Settings" tab
of the "Ozeki SMS for Outlook" form. The field where you have to enter this
data is located in the bottom right hand corner of the form (Figure 4).
Figure 4 - Configure Ozeki Outlook SMS Plugin.
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