Contacts in Outlook 2013 2010 2007 2003

How to import Contacts from a CSV file into Outlook

Outlook proposes easy and fast way to import contacts from the CSV file to your Outlook. It can be prepared in Excel or saved in another Outlook instance (see How to export Outlook Contacts to a CSV file).

How to export Outlook Contacts to a CSV file

You may want to save Outlook contacts for future use. For example, to move them to another PC, or add them to another email client. Fortunately, you can save all contacts to the file in CSV format.

How to create a hierarchy of Contact Groups in Outlook

When you work with a lot of contacts, you may need to create two different Contact Group with a small difference – the bigger one should contain all members from the smaller one and some additional members. The main point is, if the smaller Contact Group has been updated, the bigger one should include those changes.

How to copy the Contact Group into another

When you organize your Contacts, you may need to create a new Contact Group that will contain a lot of members from an existing Contact Group. Sure, you can create a new Contact Group and add all members manually, but if there are too many members, it will be easier to copy an existing Contact Group and delete or add some members.

How to change the default Address Book

This option controls which address book you see when you open the Address Book (via clicking Ctrl+Shift+B) and when you click the To, Cc, or Bcc buttons when composing e-mails.

Improved AutoComplete

Outlook uses two features to resolve and complete names entered into email messages: AutoComplete and Autoresolution.

How to create a New Distribution List

In Outlook 2016 you wouldn't find a distribution list because it's called now Contact Groups, for more details see How to create a Contact Group.

How to create an Outlook Address Book

The address book is usually created when you create a Personal Folders profile, but only one address book can be defined for the profile. Fortunately you can easily create additional address books out of the profile for your own needs.

Attaching a Business Card to a message

With Outlook, you can send a copy of a contact item in vCard format, a standard format for exchanging contact information. This allows the recipient to import the contact data into a contact management program, assuming that the recipient's program supports the vCard standard (as most do).

How to import a Distribution List sent you as an attachment

In Outlook 2016 you wouldn't find a distribution list because it's called now Contact Groups, for more details see How to import a Contact Group sent you as an attachment.