Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Adding a Contact from a Received Email
When you have opened a received email, the From field displays the name and/or the email address
of the sender. It also displays any other recipients — other than you, that is — in the To and Cc
fields. You can add the From person or any of the other To or Cc people to your contacts list by
right-clicking the name or address and selecting Add to Outlook Contacts from the context menu.
Outlook opens a new contact form with the available information filled in. This is only the person’s
email address and perhaps their name. You can add additional information to the contact, if
desired, then click Save and Close.
Adding a Contact from an Outlook Contact
The heading of this section may seem confusing but it makes more sense when you understand
that an Outlook user can send a contact as an attachment to an email message. The technique for
doing this is covered later in this chapter in the section “Sending Contact Information by Email.”
If you receive a contact in an email message, it will appear as an attachment identified by a small
business card icon and the contact’s name, as shown in Figure 10.9. If you double-click the
attachment, Outlook will open a new contact form with the contact’s information entered. You can edit
the information if needed and then save it to your address book.
When you receive an Outlook contact attached to an email message, it is identified by a small business
Business card icon