Type in a few characters in the Recipients (To) field, and it will auto-complete by creating a list of possible choices. You can then select an address by mouse or by keyboard.
Already added recipients can be removed by clicking the small x.
The picker allows quick selection of multiple recipients to your email. Click the To: button, optionally filter by search criteria, and select the addresses you want to add. Once added, contacts can be removed from the recipient list by clicking its small x.
Four different sets of contacts are selectable:
The contacts management page enables more detailed contacts management functions including organizing contacts into groups (aka distribution lists), manually add or remove contact information, and edit contacts providing additional information.
There are three panes on the page:
A good selection of additional fields are available for adding detailed contact information. For most fields, more than one can be defined and the "type" of each field is selectable, e.g. home, work, etc. Display and editing contact information is done within the right pane.
Contacts can be exported to standard vCard and CSV files compatible with Outlook and applications. Exporting to a text file listing only email address information is also available. To export the most detailed field information, please use the vCard format. You may indicate which contacts get exported based on group, current selection or all addresses. Export is available through the contact application "More action" pull-down menu.
Contacts can be imported into groups by directly typing in a list of addresses or through the use of standard vCard and CSV files generated from Outlook and other applications. Updating addresses from the old webmail interface is available as well. If you select a group to add your contacts, all get added to this group in addition to groups setup based on the source file. If an address already exists during an import, it is updated and not duplicated. Import is available through the contact application "More action" pull-down menu.
Addresses from the old Classic webmail interface are automatically imported the first time you use the new interface. This is only done once. If you subsequently modify any addresses within the old interface, you will need to import them again manually to the new interface to carry over updates. Existing addresses are updated, not duplicated. Both addressbooks and distributions lists are supported, and addresses are placed into groups setup based on the names of these. In addition you can add all imported addresses to another group of your choice. Select "Import" from the "More Actions" pull-down menu located within the contacts interface. Then choose "Webmail Addresses" and follow the directions from there.
In addition to one's own personal contacts and groups, shared contacts and addressbooks are available. These are listed in the lower half of the left pane on the contacts management page, labelled 'Address Directories'. Contacts within shared addressbooks are indicated by a squared S icon. These might be read-only or editable within the contacts interface depending on permissions enabled for your account. The default Domain directory can be customized to list all mailboxes within your domain as read-only contacts, or it can be configured as a shared addressbook to do with as you like. Contact the server administrator for more information.