Easy steps to add Outlook address book in Outlook 2010

Outlook address book may very well be the backbone of Microsoft Outlook. Created by your Outlook contact folder, the Outlook address book is a collection of address books or address lists. Think of it as a personal diary which has all the contact details for your acquaintances, the only difference is that the Outlook address book is a digital one.

In case you are using Outlook with a Microsoft Exchange Server account, your address book list will include the Global Address List. The GAL, configured automatically by Exchange, contains the name and e-mail addresses of everyone that has an account with the same Exchange Server. Let’s learn how to view and add Outlook address book in the latest 2010 version.

Viewing Outlook address book other than the default one

The steps to view Outlook address book, other than your default one in Outlook 2010, are really simple. All that is required is to expand the ‘Mail’ on the ‘Home’ tab. Now, push the ‘Find Group’ button and click on ‘Address book.’ Just choose the address list that you want to view in the new window that pops up.

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outlook 2010

How to add a new Outlook address book in 2010 version?

A single address book most often isn’t enough to store all your contacts and other details. Adding a new address book is not difficult. Get started by selecting ‘Account Settings’ from the ‘File’ option. Continue the process by hitting the ‘Address Books’ tab and push ‘New.’ You need to make a choice for which type of Outlook address book you wish to add when prompted. You can select either Internet Directory Service (LDAP) or Additional Address Book. All you need to do now is just follow the on-screen instructions to compete the process after you select your preferred type of Outlook address book.

Outlook 2010 offers you whole lot of new improved features and amazing utilities. Make the best use of it to enjoy this emailing experience.

How to import Windows Mail Address Book to your Outlook Address Book

Microsoft Outlook, having more features and utilities than Windows Mail, is usually considered as an upgrade in Vista. With great features like the Outlook address book, calendar, task manager et al, the program promises everything that you need for a pleasant e-mailing experience. Although, Windows Mail is a free e-mail client that has replaced Outlook Express, it can’t compare to Outlook. You’ll soon find yourself pining away for the great features of Outlook address book and the rest. And then you might feel like transferring all the data from the Windows Mail address book to Outlook address book.

If that’s the case, here’s what you can do to import Windows Mail address book to Outlook address book?

Start importing the Windows Mail address book to Outlook address book

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outlook address book

Start the importing procedure by opening the email program, and navigate to ‘File’ on the top of the menu bar. From the list of options, choose ‘Import and Export.’ To import the contents of Windows Mail address book to Outlook address book, highlight ‘Import from another program or file’ and proceed.

Settings to transfer Windows Mail address book to Outlook address book

Now, select ‘Outlook Express 4.x, 5.x, 6.x or Windows Mail’ and continue further. When you get a list, choose ‘Windows Mail’ and hit ‘Next.’ Now, you need to exit the wizard, so push ‘Cancel’ and select ‘Exit’ when prompted. Finally, click ‘Yes’ to import e-mails and addresses from Windows Mail to Outlook address book.

And that’s how easy importing your personal data to Outlook address book can be. Lucky for you, Microsoft seems to have thought of all the options to make your emailing experience a pleasant one.



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2 Responses to Easy steps to add Outlook address book in Outlook 2010

  1. Stuart says:

    How do you add all your Outlook address books to the dropdown list that appears when you hit the To buton while preparing an email?

  2. Amir says:

    Is it possible to export your contacts from Outlook 2010 to Windows Mail ??

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