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Move Emailed Contact to Contacts List

Add a new contact from your email to your address book

When you compose an email, the auto-complete feature searches all of your address books and displays a list of names that match the text you are typing. Some contacts are added by the email system automatically when you send an email to a new address, while others are added by you. You can add a new contact by clicking New Message arrow and choosing Contact, or directly from the contacts listed in an email message.

  1. Open the email message. You can add email addresses from the From, To, Cc, and Bcc fields.
  2. Move your pointer over the name or email address of the contact you want to save. Right-click (or CTRL+click on the Mac) the name and click Add to Contacts.
  3. A new contact form opens. It already contains the information that was available in the email header. Check the pre-populated fields for accuracy and add more information if desired.
  4. By default, the contact is filed by last name then first name. To change this, click the File as arrow and select a different filing order. 
  5. To move the contact to a different address book, click Location and select the desired address book. Click OK.
  6. When you're finished, click Save.

Stop automatic additions to the Emailed Contacts list

The Emailed Contacts list is populated automatically when you send an email to a new address that is not in one of your other address books. You can disable this feature. 

  1. Click the Preferences tab.
  2. In the Overview panel, click Address Book.
  3. In the Options area, remove the check from Add new Contacts to Emailed Contacts.
  4. Click Save.
Last modified June 27, 2013