moderated Re: adding Outlook contacts


On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 10:51 AM, Mario wrote:
is a ding sound when he attempts to type CF, as he mentioned in his example.
And given what's mentioned in the example, that's entirely appropriate.  I used Outlook for years and you were never able to shortcut something with first and last initial.  You could have contacts for "Chris Farley," "Chad Fordd," "Cynthia Feeny," and the list goes on and there would be no way for CF to pick the correct one.  The usual method is typing enough of the name to make either a distinctive single choice or to narrow the choices in the dropdown list that automatically prepopulates below the To:, CC:, or BCC:, fields as you enter characters.

Entering "ch" with the above examples would limit the list to two choices, Farley or Ford, and if you added a third character you'd get "Chris Farley" for an 'r', "Chad Fordd" for an 'a', and nothing if you used any other character.

This system works very similarly across a very large number of email clients.  And if you create contact groups, a contact group is treated no differently than a single contact in terms of it being in a list (or made singular) based on what characters have been entered.

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