Windows 10: Adding message receipients to Outlook 2016 contacts

  1.    22 Feb 2017 #1

    Adding message receipients to Outlook 2016 contacts


    Does anyone know if there is a way to automatically, by default, add the people I send e-mails to using Outlook 2016 into the contacts list? I know that some other e-mail clients have a way to do this, but I have not discovered it yet in Outlook 2016.


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       22 Feb 2017 #2

    Here's one way to add mail recipients to contacts in Outlook 2016:

    1.) Select Sent Items folder in Navigation pane

    2.) Select an email you have sent

    3.) In message pane, mouse over the recipient (bring pointer on top of name / email) to open options prompt, click the downwards arrowhead bottom right to open Contact card:

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    Notice that at least my Outlook 2016 is a bit sensitive, sometimes mouse over is enough, sometimes I have to click the recipient to open the prompt

    4.) Click Add:

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    5.) Fill in contact details, click Save:

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  3.    22 Feb 2017 #3

    I appreciate your reply, Kari, but what I am looking for is a way to automatically add every new To: and CC: email address to the contacts list every time that I send a message, without me having to take any other action other than simply send. This capability exists in a number of other e-mail clients that I have used over the years. I would be surprised if did not exist in Outlook 2016.

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  4. Posts : 13,748
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       22 Feb 2017 #4

    As far as I know this is not possible in Outlook 2016 without an add-on. You can check if this one would do what you want to: Automatically add a recipient email to the Outlook contacts

    It costs $15, a free 30-day trial version is available.

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