Contacts are like electronic business cards that allow you to organize and keep track of everyone you communicate with in Outlook. To open Outlook Contacts, click People in the Navigation bar.

Adding a new contact

To add a new Outlook contact, click Home > New Contact.

Enter the contact details, such as Full NameEmail, and Phone numbers. You can also add Notes about the contact and a photo. When you’re finished entering details, click Save & Close.

Editing a contact

To edit an existing contact, right-click the contact and select Edit Contact.

Change or add contact details, then click Save & Close

Using the business card view to see and edit contacts

The business card view displays contact information in a format that resembles a paper business card. You can use the business card view to see existing contacts or add new contacts

On the Home tab, click Change View > Business Card.

If you want to edit the contact details, double-click the contact card to open the contact details. Make the changes, then click Save & Close.

Adding a contact from an email message

You can quickly add a contact directly from a received email in Outlook. Open the email message and right-click the sender’s email address. Select Add to Outlook Contacts.

Enter the contact details and click Save & Close.

Adding a contact to an email message

To send an email to an existing contact, on the Home tab, click New Email.

In the new email window, click Address Book.

Select the contact from the list and click ToCc, or Bcc. Click OK. The contact’s email address is added to the email message.