How to Add Contacts in Outlook

There are several ways to add contacts in Outlook, this article covers:

How to create a new contact

  1. Click New Contact.
  2. Enter in the contact’s details.
  3. Click Save and Close

How to add a contact from an email message

  1. Open up an email from the sender you’d like to add as a contact.
  2. Right-click their email address and click Add to Contacts.
  3. Fill in their details in the new pop-up window. Click Save.

How to add contacts from the Global Address List

 If you have a Microsoft Exchange Account, your default address book is usually your Global Address List.

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Go to Contacts.
  3. From the ribbon, open Address Book.
  4. Ensure Global Address List is selected in the drop-down menu.
  5. Select the contacts you’d like to add.
  6. With the contact selected, right-click and choose Add to contacts.

This short video from Microsoft demonstrates how to add and save contacts:

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