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Topic # 147061 7-Jun-2014 14:34
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ok so it looks like I cannot import my contacts and all e-mails from windows mail, so I am going to have to add each individual contact separately..... problem is I cannot find contacts in apple mail or where to add them

anyone know how to do this?

thanks in advance

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  Reply # 1060883 7-Jun-2014 14:55
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You don't put them into Mail directly, but rather into the separate Contacts app (Address Book in older releases). It's a system-wide list so isn't specific to Mail.



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  Reply # 1060887 7-Jun-2014 14:59
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Behodar: You don't put them into Mail directly, but rather into the separate Contacts app (Address Book in older releases). It's a system-wide list so isn't specific to Mail.


ok thanks so how do i get this 'contact app' or add the contacts somewhere on the mackbook pro?..... seems a bit stupid not having the contacts in the mail program....
maybe I'm better to download a mail program that is compatable with my contacts and e-mails from Windows mail?

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  Reply # 1060899 7-Jun-2014 15:05
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Contacts is already installed. Its in Applications and called contacts.

Contacts allows you to import contacts. Would be surprised if you cannot do this with outlook contact files.




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  Reply # 1060901 7-Jun-2014 15:11
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geocom: Contacts is already installed. Its in Applications and called contacts.

Contacts allows you to import contacts. Would be surprised if you cannot do this with outlook contact files.


ok thanks found the contacts but it looks like they are all the contacts from wifes i-phone with no e-mail addresses. I'll see if I can import the contacts list from windows mail

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  Reply # 1060903 7-Jun-2014 15:15
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OnceBitten:
geocom: Contacts is already installed. Its in Applications and called contacts.

Contacts allows you to import contacts. Would be surprised if you cannot do this with outlook contact files.


ok thanks found the contacts but it looks like they are all the contacts from wifes i-phone with no e-mail addresses. I'll see if I can import the contacts list from windows mail


You can delete the contacts from your wifes iPhone if you want but before you do make sure that you do not have iCloud syncing setup otherwise you will wipe them off her phone.

In contacts if you go Contacts -> Preferences -> Accounts and see what services are setup.
or you can go into 
System Prefrences -> Internet Accounts and that will show all the services that are setup on the computer.
Or it could just be that your wifes iPhone is setup in iTunes to sync to that computer.




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  Reply # 1060906 7-Jun-2014 15:22
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ok thanks it has i-cloud and on my mac local (Synchronised with Google)
I do not want to wipe wifes contacts off her i-phone as that will jeopadise my chances of watching the rugby tonight!

I think I've managed to import the contacts ok... will see



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  Reply # 1060909 7-Jun-2014 15:27
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ok sorry dumb question here... I am in mail and click to type a new message, but there's nowhere to select contacts from.... where do I click to choose who I want to send the mail to?

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  Reply # 1060915 7-Jun-2014 15:28
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OnceBitten: ok sorry dumb question here... I am in mail and click to type a new message, but there's nowhere to select contacts from.... where do I click to choose who I want to send the mail to?


Just start typing there name or address and it should show up




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  Reply # 1060917 7-Jun-2014 15:33
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some come up.... most don't though - weird?!?!

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  Reply # 1060920 7-Jun-2014 15:34
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This is why I use Outlook.




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  Reply # 1060921 7-Jun-2014 15:36
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thanks - my connection is just fine..... just having a few teething problems with the e-mails!

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  Reply # 1060924 7-Jun-2014 15:36
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OnceBitten: ok sorry dumb question here... I am in mail and click to type a new message, but there's nowhere to select contacts from.... where do I click to choose who I want to send the mail to?

There should be a blue "+" icon in the To box (when it has focus).

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  Reply # 1060925 7-Jun-2014 15:37
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OnceBitten: some come up.... most don't though - weird?!?!


Might be because the email addresses did not come across or they are in fields that mail cannot understand. Mail will only show contacts with emails addresses included.





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  Reply # 1060929 7-Jun-2014 15:41
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Behodar:
OnceBitten: ok sorry dumb question here... I am in mail and click to type a new message, but there's nowhere to select contacts from.... where do I click to choose who I want to send the mail to?

There should be a blue "+" icon in the To box (when it has focus).


no there's no '+' icon anywhere sorry



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  Reply # 1060931 7-Jun-2014 15:43
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geocom:
OnceBitten: some come up.... most don't though - weird?!?!


Might be because the email addresses did not come across or they are in fields that mail cannot understand. Mail will only show contacts with emails addresses included.



all our contacts from windows mail have e-mail addresses.... I'm thinking they haven't imported properly or at all

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