Outlook 2013 can forward an electronic business card to any other person who uses Outlook (or any other program that understands how to use digital business cards). It’s a handy way to e-mail any contact record in your list to anybody else. The most obvious thing you may want to send this way is your own contact information.

1

Create a contact record for yourself.

It should have all the information you want to send someone.

2

Click the People button in the Navigation pane.

Your list of contacts appears.

3

Double-click the contact record that has the information you want to send.

The contact record you double-clicked opens.

4

Click the Forward button on the Contact tab’s Ribbon.

A menu offers three choices: Send as Business Card in Internet Format (includes Outlook format), In Internet Format (vCard), and In Outlook Format. If you’ve set up a text messaging service to work with Outlook, you’ll see another choice labeled Forward as Text Message.

5

In the To text box, type the address of the person who should get the message.

Or, click the To button and pick a name from the Address Book.

6

Click the Send button (or press Alt+S).

Your message and the attached vCard are sent to your recipient.

When you get a business card in an e-mail message, you can add the card to your Contacts list by double-clicking the icon in the message that represents the business card. Doing so opens a new contact record. Simply click the Save & Close button to add the new name — along with all the info on the business card — to your Contacts list.