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How to use commas as separators for multiple email recipients

Microsoft Outlook uses the semicolon as a separator between addresses. However, a natural way to type multiple addresses into the To, Cc, or Bcc fields is to use commas. If you are used to commas, you can customize Outlook to recognize commas as separators.

How to Bcc in Outlook

If you need to send a copy of the email to the recipient that should not be visible to other recipients, you can add her/his address to Bcc (blind carbon copy). Addresses in the Bcc field are not visible to the recipients in the To and Cc fields, and each other.

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.

Sharing contact groups in Outlook

Exchange Server users or Microsoft 365 Business subscribers can share a contact folder with another person inside and outside of the organization if sharing contact lists is supported by the organization's sharing policies. If you do not have an Exchange Server account or your organization policies do not allow contact folders sharing, Microsoft Outlook does not offer the Share Contacts option. However, you can share contact lists, email groups, or distribution lists by creating the contact group, attaching it to the email, sending the email, and importing.

How to create a contact group in Outlook

If you regularly send emails to the group of people like your project team or your amateur soccer club, a one-time effort to create an email group for the distribution list pays off in the future many times. Microsoft Outlook offers a Contact Group to manage contact lists with a handful of personal contacts, email groups with dozens of team members, or distribution lists with thousands of subscribers.

How to save an Outlook Calendar as PDF or print it

A lot of people prefer to see the Calendar with busy times on the paper or share their availability schedule with others without sending Outlook calendars. Microsoft Outlook offers the way how to save as pdf file or print the calendar events in another useful form.

Add entries to the AutoComplete list

The AutoComplete list is updated automatically after sending an email (see more about AutoComplete feature). To make it easier to work in Outlook, you can add useful email addresses to your AutoComplete list without sending emails.

Remove entries from the AutoComplete list

By default, Outlook uses the AutoComplete list to suggest email addresses. If the AutoComplete feature is not disabled in Outlook (see how to turn it off), the AutoComplete list is updated automatically after sending an email. From time to time, people make mistakes when entering addresses or receive incorrect addresses for use.

How to turn on or turn off AutoComplete

The AutoComplete feature generates an AutoComplete list, also known as the nickname cache. This list is generated automatically after sending email messages from Outlook: