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Create an E-Mail Message from Your Outlook 2013 Contacts List

Addressing messages is one of the most productive drag-and-drop techniques in Outlook 2013. E-mail addresses can be cumbersome and difficult to remember, and if your spelling of an e-mail address is off by even one letter, your message won’t go through. It’s best to just keep the e-mail addresses of the people to whom you sent messages in your Contacts list and use those addresses to create new messages.

1

Click the People button in the Navigation bar (or press Ctrl+3).

The Contacts list appears. You can use any view, but Address Cards view is easiest; you can click the first letter of the person’s name to see that person’s card.

2

Drag a name from your Contacts list to the Mail button in the Navigation bar.

The Message form appears, with the address of the contact filled in.

3

Type a subject for your message.

Keep it simple; a few words will do.

4

Click in the text box and type your message.

You can also format text with bold type, italics, and other effects by clicking the appropriate buttons on the toolbar.

5

Click the Send button.

The display returns to the Contacts list, and your message is sent.

 
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