Mark a contact or an event as "private"

If you share your Microsoft Exchange account contacts or calendar, you can mark a contact or a calendar event as "private" to hide the item's contents. Private contacts are not visible to other people, and only the date and time of a private event are visible to other people.

Do any of the following:

Mark a contact as "private"

Important   You can mark contacts and events as private only if you are working in a Microsoft Exchange account address book or calendar.

  1. Open the contact that you want to mark as "private."

  2. On the Contact tab, click Private.

    Contact Home tab, group 5

    Notes   

    • A person with delegate access or permission to read your shared folders could view the contents of your private contacts and events by using other applications. To help protect your privacy, put private items in a separate, non-shared address book or calendar.

    • When you synchronize your contacts and events with Sync Services, private items are synchronized and are visible to other people with whom you are sharing your contacts and events through MobileMe or another application.

Mark an event as "private"

Important   You can mark contacts and events as private only if you are working in a Microsoft Exchange account address book or calendar.

  1. Open the calendar event that you want to mark as "private."

  2. On the Meeting tab or Appointment tab, click Private.

    Meeting tab, group 7

    Notes   

    • A person with delegate access or permission to read your shared folders could view the contents of your private contacts and events by using other applications. To help protect your privacy, put private items in a separate, non-shared address book or calendar.

    • When you synchronize your contacts and events with Sync Services, private items are synchronized and are visible to other people with whom you are sharing your contacts and events through MobileMe or another application.

See also

Create a contact

Create a meeting or appointment

About sharing and delegation

Share a folder in an Exchange account

Applies To: Outlook for Mac 2011



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