Outlook Exp. could group contacts, how to in Vista HP Mail?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by lynanden, May 23, 2007.

  1. lynanden

    lynanden Guest

    Windows XP and its predecessors were able to group contacts in the address
    book. So you could select a group of email addresses give it a name and then
    you could send to the group. This avoids having to select them individually
    each time you send.
    Is this option available in Vista Home Premium?
    lynanden, May 23, 2007
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  2. Open the Contacts option and select from the menu (blue bar) - New Contact
    Group. Give it a name and addresses and you should be in business. For
    some reason, they (Groups) don't appear to be maintained during the import
    Jim Pickering, May 23, 2007
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  3. lynanden

    lynanden Guest

    Thanks Jim, I have opened contacts by clicking contacts icon. This opens an
    explorer view of contacts in right pane. On the icon menu there is only
    "Organize", "Views" and "Burn" The menu bar above has "File" When I select
    File\New\ It only gives me contact as an option, not "New Contact Group"
    Am I in the wrong window???
    lynanden, May 23, 2007
  4. With Contacts open, right-click in an open area of that screen, select
    Customize This Folder, then change the template type to Contacts.
    You should only have to do this once.

    Gary VanderMolen
    Gary VanderMolen, May 23, 2007
  5. Gary has given you an answer (right clicking in the open Contacts folder and
    select Customize), but the quickest way to get info is to use Help and
    Search by entering a phrase in the search box such as "Creating contact
    groups (mailing lists)." Good luck.
    Jim Pickering, May 23, 2007
  6. lynanden

    Anne Guest

    This doesn't help at all, when I right click on contacts and select
    "customize" I get to customize the tool bar. I hate this...I want to be able
    to select a group and select the email addresses from there. I don't want
    all 500 people in my address book to show when I select the blind option.
    Anne, Aug 31, 2007
  7. Don't right-click on Contacts.
    Open Contacts, then right-click in an empty area of the far right pane.
    Select "Customize This Folder", then change the template type to Contacts.
    You should only have to do this once.

    Gary VanderMolen
    Gary VanderMolen, Sep 1, 2007
  8. lynanden

    Anne Guest

    I have the individuals all in groups, but when I select blind or cc from the
    message every single person in the address book appears. In Outlook express
    I could choose the group I wanted to select. I don't always want to send a
    message to everyone in a group. I do have some of them in a group email.
    Anne, Sep 1, 2007
  9. lynanden

    KathyA Guest

    KathyA, Feb 19, 2008
  10. lynanden

    KathyA Guest

    did you get an answer to this? I know just what you're talking about and have
    been unable to set up 'contact groups' as it does not appear on my toolbar
    KathyA, Feb 19, 2008
  11. lynanden

    Dave Guest

    When you have the Contacts folder open, you should have a button on the
    toolbar for "New Contact Group". If you don't see this button, perhaps the
    folder template got changed, as it sometimes does...
    Right-click on a blank area of the right pane, and select "Customize this
    in the pull-down box, select "Contacts"
    Dave, Feb 19, 2008
  12. lynanden

    AliMcJ Guest

    At last! Thank you.

    Vista help is no help -- the suggestion to get questions and answers from
    communities is the only place any useful information appears. What a
    nightmare this is.

    Thank you so much for helping us to apply our intelligence to this
    counter-intuitive program -- and for being a part of writing their help
    manual! Are they going to pay us for testing out this tank?

    AliMcJ, Mar 28, 2008
  13. Glad to have helped.
    Gary VanderMolen, Mar 29, 2008
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