OWA (Outlook Web App): Contacts

You can save and organise information related to persons by creating contacts. At its most concise form, contacts may only contain the person's name and e-mail address, but they may also contain several phone numbers, street addresses and additional information.


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Adding a contact from e-mail

  • Open the message (1).
  • Click the sender’s name (2).


  • A new window opens to the right. Click the three dots.
  • Click Add to contacts.
  • Some of the fields are already filled out for you (1). Enter information in the other fields as necessary. When you have finished entering the information, click Save (2).


Adding a contact from scratch

  • Click the waffle button.
  • Click the People icon.
  • This opens a new window. Open the New menu.
  • Choose Contact.
  • This opens a new window. Enter the necessary information (1) and then click Save (2).


Editing a contact

Follow the steps below to edit existing contacts:

  • Click the waffle button.
  • Click the People icon.
  • Open the Contacts view (1).
  • Choose the contact you want to edit (2).
  • Click Edit (3).
  • Edit the information (1).
  • Click Save (2).


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