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.
- Open the email message. You can add email addresses from the From, To, Cc, and Bcc fields.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- To move the contact to a different address book, click Location and select the desired address book. Click OK.
- 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.
- Click the Preferences tab.
- In the Overview panel, click Address Book.
- In the Options area, remove the check from Add new Contacts to Emailed Contacts.
- Click Save.