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Using contacts is a great way to stay in touch with your clients, customers, and colleagues, without having to remember all their email addresses and phone numbers. In Outlook, contacts are called People.

Search for a contact
  1. In People, tap Search Search .

  2. Type a name or an email address.

  3. Tap the contact that you want.

  4. Tap one of the following to see details about the contact:

    • Info - to see the contact’s information.

    • Mail - to see previous email conversation(s) with the contact.

      Note:  Tap an email to view it.

    • Events - to see meetings or events that you had or are going to have with the contact.

    • Files - to see the files shared between you and the contact.

      Note: Tap use Filter to find specific files sent by the person.

    • On iPhone, tap Cancel.

    • One iPad, tap X close next to the search bar, and then tap Cancel.

  5. Close the search box.

Send an email to a contact
  1. Tap Mail.

  2. In Mail, tap Compose NewEmail to create a new email.

  3. If you want to add more recipients, type a name in the To box.

  4. Tap the contacts that you want to receive the email.

  5. Tap send or tap X Close to close.

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In Outlook, Contacts are called People, and you can access them by tapping People at the bottom of the screen.

You can scroll through your contact list and you can send an email to them by tapping on their name, and tapping on the email that appears on the righthand side.

From here, you can either send it once you've composed your email, or tap the X in the top lefthand side to close out of it.

You can also search for a contact. I'll tap the magnifying glass next to People, and you can put in a name or an email address.

From here, you can tap on their name.

I'm going to tap the keyboard in the bottom righthand side to remove it, so we can get a better idea of what we're looking at.

A great feature of Outlook is that on the righthand side, I can see some information about this contact.

In addition to the email address, I can tap Mail to see any particular correspondence that I've had with this contact.

I can see where it is, on the righthand side, I can see that some of these messages are in the Inbox.

One of them's located in the All Mail folder of Gmail. And I can scroll through and see a nice history.

I can also tap on the email and go directly to it.

If I tap on the Events tab, here's where I can see any meetings that I've had or any upcoming meetings that I have with this contact.

Finally, I can tap Files and see any file that they've shared with me or that's located in my email as an attachment.

I can tap the Filter button, I and can filter out any particular attachments.

This is a great way to go in and find a particular file attachment that I'm looking for from a particular person.

To get out of this search box, I can tap the X at the top of the screen next to the search bar.

I'll tap Cancel, and now I'm returned to my view of all my contacts. It's important to note that at this time, you can't currently add a new contact; however, I'll tap Mail to get back into my email.

If I tap to create a new email message, I can start typing and my contacts will come up.

From here, I can tap the contact that I'd like to email, and it's going to pull that from my People list.

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