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Set up a Smart Group in Mountain Lion Contacts

A Smart Group in Mountain Lion Contacts gathers contacts in your Contacts based on criteria you specify. So, for example, you could create a group that automatically selects Apple staff members.

The big advantage of a Smart Group over a regular group is that when you add a new Apple contact, that contact automatically becomes a member of the Apple Smart Group with no further action on your part. And if you delete a card or modify it so the contact no longer matches the Smart Group criteria, the contact is removed from the group automatically.

To create a Smart Group, follow these steps:

  1. Choose File→New Smart Group or press Command+Option+N.

    A Smart Group sheet appears in front of the Contacts window.

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  2. Give the Smart Group a name.

  3. Select the appropriate items from the menus: Any, Company, Contains, Email, and so on.

    In the figure, the Smart Group includes any contact that contains Apple in the Company field or @apple.com in any e-mail field.

  4. When you’re happy with the criteria specified, click OK.

To delete a group or Smart Group from your Contacts, click to select it and choose Edit→Delete Group.

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