It is not unusual for people to maintain multiple email accounts for various purposes. For instance, an Outlook account for office purposes, a Gmail account for personal purposes, a Yahoo mail account to communicate with friends and probably an MSN or Windows mail account to chat with family members or relatives. Although keeping multiple email accounts for different purposes has got obvious practical benefits, it is not going to be easy for you to keep track of all these accounts and the contacts in them. Moreover, it is a tedious work to remember all the login credentials for each account.
However, Windows Mail gives you a better option to keep track of your email contacts for multiple email accounts. If you are using a Windows Vista Operating system, you can find this option as Contacts folder whereas in Windows XP, it is the Address Book option. Read the following Windows support instructions carefully and follow them to keep track of the email contacts.
- In Windows Mail account, when you receive or send a new mail, the mail application itself records the person’s name and email address in the Contact folder. If this feature is not enabled in your Windows Mail account, enable it by navigating to Tools>Send and then selecting the box near the option that says ‘Automatically Put People I Reply to in my Contacts List’.
- If you want to import the Contact folder from a different computer, click on the Contacts folder icon and then locate the import option from the toolbar. Click on import option to continue. When you select this option, Windows mail will be informed that you have employed the Export command for the Address Book in order to make a folder to which you can transfer formats ranging from vCard, LDIF and CSV. If you are importing from Outlook Express, the format will be the Windows Address Book File.
- If you want to add a new contact manually to the Address Book or Contacts folder, you can do so. For this, go to your Widows Mail account and click on the New button. This option is located in the File menu. Enter the details of the person such as the name, email address, contact number and address if necessary.
After entering the details, click on the OK button to save the newly drafted information. Keep your Address Book or Contacts Folder updated. Learn about the additional settings for Address book by contacting the Windows Support.