Having recipients added to the contacts in Outlook makes it easy for the users to quickly add them when sending an email. When you have contacts saved in your Outlook program, you don’t need to type the complete email address of the person each time you send a new message. You can select the recipient from the Contacts’ list and add it to the email you are looking to send. To know how to add contacts in Outlook, follow the step-by-step instructions provided in this guide.
Steps on How To Add Contacts In Outlook
For Newer Version (2013, 2016, Office 365)
To Add a Contact from Scratch
1.) In your Outlook program, click on the People icon located at the bottom of the screen.
2.) Next, go to the File menu and select New Contact option or press Ctrl + N.
NOTE: If you are looking to create a contact from another Outlook folder, press Ctrl + Shift + C.
3.) Then, enter the name for the contact and additional information (if any) which you wish to include for it.
4.) In case you need to quickly create another contact, select Save & New. Selecting this option will allow you to keep adding contact instead of making you exit the current window.
NOTE: If you wish to add another contact from the same company, simply select the down arrow next to Save & New option. Then select Contact from the Same Company option.
5.) Once you are done adding the contacts to your Outlook program, select Save & Close option.
To Add a Contact from an Email Message
1.) Open the email to see the person’s name in one of these lines – From:, To:, Cc:, or Bcc:.
2.) Now, right-click on the relevant name and select Add to Outlook Contacts.
3.) In the window that appears on your screen, enter the details you wish to save.
4.) After that, simply select the Save button.
How To Add Contacts In Outlook 2010
1.) Go to the File menu and select New and then Contact option. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl + Shift + C on your keyboard.
2.) Next, enter the name for the contact and then the information you wish to include for it.
NOTE: If you wish to create another contact with the same company information, simply click on the Actions menu and select New Contact from the Same Company option.
How To Add Contacts In Outlook 2007
1.) Go to the Contacts section and select the Home tab. Next, go to the New group section and click on the New Contact option. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl + Shift + C on your keyboard.
2.) Next, enter a name and any additional information which you wish to add for the contact.
3.) After that, you can do any of the following as per your requirement:
- To finish adding contacts, go to the Contact tab and click Save & Close in the Actions group.
- To save and enter another contact from the same company or address, you will need to click on the down arrow icon located next to the Save & New Then click on the Contact from the Same Company option.
- If you wish to save this contact and start another, you will need to click on the Save & New
So, these are the different ways to add contacts in different versions of Outlook.