Save an Electronic Business Card to your contacts

When you receive contact information as an Electronic Business Card in an e-mail message, you can save it, adding it directly to your contacts. If you already have a contact by that name, you are prompted to choose how you want to address the duplicate — by updating the earlier contact or by creating a new one.

Note: An Electronic Business Card is another view of a contact that captures specific information from the contact. Creating a new contact creates an Electronic Business Card that is associated with the contact, and vice versa. Also, any changes that you make to a contact are made in the Electronic Business Card, and vice versa. You can still create and edit each view individually, but in both cases, the contact form and the Electronic Business Card, the basic information for the contact is available to add to.

What do you want to do?

Save an Electronic Business Card that you receive

Save a .vcf file that you receive

Save an Electronic Business Card that you receive

  1. In the message, right-click the card, and then click Add to Outlook Contacts on the shortcut menu. This opens the card in a contact form in Contacts.

  2. On the Contacts tab, in the Actions group, click Save & Close.

    Notes: 

    • If you already have a contact with the same name, when you click Save & Close, a dialog box appears with options for either adding a new contact or updating the information for the selected contact.

    • In the Actions group, you can also click Save & New, which saves the contact, and then opens a new, empty contact form.

Save a .vcf file that you receive

  1. In the header of the message, double-click the .vcf file attachment. This opens the card in a contact form in Contacts.

  2. On the Contacts tab, in the Actions group, click Save & Close.

    Notes: 

    • If you already have a contact with the same name, when you click Save & Close, a dialog box appears with options for either adding a new contact or updating the information for the selected contact.

    • In the Actions group, you can also click Save & New, which saves the contact and then opens a new, empty contact form.

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