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When it’s not what you know but who you know, you need a good tool for keeping track of who’s who. Outlook 2013 is a great tool for managing your names and addresses, and it’s just as easy to use as your Little Black Book.

1

To enter a new contact, click the People button in the Navigation bar and click the New Contact icon in the Ribbon.

The New Contact entry form opens.

2

Fill in the blanks on the form and click the Save & Close button.

Presto — you have a Contacts list.

3

To create a new contact record, click the Mail button in the Navigation bar (or press Ctrl+1).

A list of your current incoming e-mail messages appears.

4

Select the message for which you want to make a contact record and drag the selected message to the People button in the Navigation bar.

The New Contact form opens, with the name and e-mail address of the person who sent the message filled in.

5

If you want to include more information, type it into the appropriate box on the New Contact form.

You can change existing information or add information — the company for whom the person works, the postal mail address, other phone numbers, personal details (say, whether to send a complimentary gift of freeze-dried ants for the person’s pet aardvark), and so on.

If the body of the e-mail message contains information you want to use as contact information, select that information and drag it to the appropriate box of the New Contact form.

6

Click the Save & Close button.

You now have the e-mail address and any other information for the new contact stored for future reference.

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