How to Add Contacts to the Address Book in Windows Mail - dummies

How to Add Contacts to the Address Book in Windows Mail

By Nancy C. Muir

If you take the time to properly add contacts to the Address Book in Windows Mail, you can make your time much more efficient. Windows Mail gives you the option to add several details about a contact. These details go way beyond just the e-mail address and phone number. These additional pieces of information can help you organize your information so that it’s all in one place.

  1. In the Windows Mail main window, click the Contacts button to open the Contacts window.

  2. Right-click on any name and choose New→Contact.


  3. In the resulting Properties dialog box, fill in as much or as little information as you have or want.


    The different tabs can hold a lot of information, from family members’ names to business information. What you can’t find a specific text box for can be entered in the Notes tab.

    The options on the IDs tab help you ensure secure communications. Digital IDs are certificates that you can use to verify the identity of the person with whom you’re communicating.

  4. Click OK to save your new contact information, and then close the Contacts window.