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So that's how! Great Outlook features to organize your contacts

Organize contacts
Microsoft Office Outlook helps you organize your contacts into functional groups. With organized contacts, you can more easily send e-mail messages to groups of people or schedule meetings with groups. Organized contacts also make it easier for you to share contacts with coworkers and to use contact information in other programs.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Four self-paced lessons and four practice sessions for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Organize your contacts into groups, using views, categories, and folders. Use these methods to easily find distinct collections of contacts such as personal or business contacts.
  • Send messages or schedule meetings for groups of contacts.
  • Use folders to organize contacts that you want to keep private.
  • Export contact data.

In Outlook, you keep track of people and the details about those people with Contacts.

Sometimes it's useful to see contacts in terms of the groups they're affiliated with—for example, employees, suppliers, key customers—you get the idea. That way, you can quickly send a group e-mail, share a set of contacts, or use contact information in another program.

These tasks, and many more, become simple in Outlook once you organize your contacts. This course will show you some easy ways to do that.

To learn more about this course, read the overview in the center of this page or the table of contents in the left column. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

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