One Click From Mail to Address Book

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Appleis Mail application treats email addresses as objects called Smart Addresses. The cool thing about Smart Address objects is that they give you one-click access so some of Mailis features - including adding a new contact to Address Book.

When I get an email from someone that I want to add to my Address Book library, I let the Smart Address contextual menu handle the dirty work for me. Hereis how:

  • Search through your email for a message that the person you want to add to Address Book either sent you, or was listed as a recipient along with you.
  • Click the disclosure triangle on that personis Smart Address object.
  • Choose Add to Address Book from the pop-up menu.


Click on Smart Address objects for quick access to Mailis features.

Smart Addresses also let you perform other tasks, like replying to a single person from a group email, initiate an iChat session, create a Smart Mailbox or perform a Spotlight search for that person, and more.

Alternately, you can choose Window > Previous Recipients to see a list of people you have sent messages to. People that are already in your Address Book database show a card icon next to their name. You can add additional people to Address Book by selecting their name, and then clicking the Add to Address Book button.

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