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Manage your Contacts and Addresses efficiently on Windows PC

Managing hundreds or thousands of Contact details in a uniform way is such a  time-consuming affair, but with Windows 7/8/10, it is not so anymore! Many of us know about Contacts on our Windows PC, but most of us don’t use it keep records of our contacts using the available Contacts folder.Contact details in a uniform way, is such a  time consuming affair, but with Windows, it is not so anymore! Many of us know about Contacts on our Windows PC, but most of us don’t use it keep records of our contacts using the available Contacts folder.

Manage Contacts & Addresses in Windows

Windows has a very nice and easy to manage Contacts system by default in it. You can use it to keep track of people and organizations by creating contacts for them in Windows Contacts. Each contact contains information about one person or organization.

When you need to look up a friend’s email address or phone number, you can find it in the Contacts folder. When you want to keep notes about a business contact, you can store them in the Contacts folder. You can also store pictures of contacts in the Contacts folder.

A Contact file contains:

Adding a New Contact.

Note: If you add an email address to the new contact, click Add before clicking OK.

Adding information to an existing contact.

Adding or changing a contact’s picture: Windows adds a default image for each contact, but you can change that image to a photo or other picture.

Creating contact groups (mailing lists).

You can also create contact groups, which combine multiple individual contacts into a single group with one email address. If you send an email message to a contact group, it’s sent to everyone in the group. Sending an email to a contact group can be a lot easier than adding names one at a time to an e?mail message, especially if you often send messages to the same group of people.

Sending contacts to other people.

Besides storing contact information about people and organizations, you can also send contacts to other people. There’s no need to type a bunch of phone numbers, addresses, and other contact information into an email message—just send them a contact with the information you want to share. The most common way to send a contact is to attach it to an email message. (The steps to attach a file vary depending on what email program you use. for e.g. Windows Live Mail, Office Outlook, Thunderbird, etc.)

Note: To send a contact to someone who’s not using Windows 7, you might first need to export the contact to another format.

Sourced from: Windows Help.