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MSN Explorer: Create a group of contacts

When sending the same email message to many people at the same time, you can avoid typing numerous email addresses by creating a group of contacts. When you use contact groups, you don't need to type each email address. Instead, type the group Quickname in the To box, and the message is sent to all of the people in that group.

Create a contact group

  1. On the navigation bar, point to Mail & More, click the arrow, and then click Address Book.

  2. In the left pane, click Create a new group.

  3. In the Group name box, type a name for the group.

  4. In the Select contacts to add to the group list, select each contact that you want to add to the group.

    - Or -

    In the Add e-mail addresses box, type an email address for each new contact that you want to add to the group.

  5. Click Save Changes.

Add a contact to a group

  1. On the navigation bar, point to Mail & More, click the arrow, and then click Address Book.

  2. In the left pane, click the group name.

  3. Click Edit Group.

  4. To add an existing contact to the group, select a contact in the Select contacts to add to the group box.

    - Or -

    To add a new contact to the group, type the email address for the contact in the Add e-mail addresses box. Separate multiple addresses with semicolons (for example, "someone@example.com; somebody@example.com").

  5. Click Save Changes.

Remove a contact from a group

  1. On the navigation bar, point to Mail & More, click the arrow, and then click Address Book.

  2. In the left pane, click the group name.

  3. Select the check box next to the contact name, and then click Remove.

noteNote
  • All of your contact information, including group information, can be viewed when you're offline and when you view your MSN account on another computer using Microsoft Hotmail.

  • You can use groups to organize your contacts in categories (such as “Work” and “Home” folders).

  • Deleting a contact from a group doesn't delete the contact from your address book.

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