Once upon a time, there was the option, that I could easily "save as" a contact someone send me via email.
These days it seem to be a bit more complicated. Here is what I have todo in order to get the contact information someone send me via an e-mail attachment into my own contact list.
1) Email with attachment arrives. I click on the attachment (looks like a vcf with symbol and name and "Outlook item" in a second line)
2) The Contact opens stating (Read-Only) in the title, which makes sense, because I just opened an attachment from an e-mail
3) If I dare "Save As" it as a standard .vcf I get only rubbish when double clicking that again.
4) I have to be clever enough to save it as "Outlook Item".
5) If I double click on that .msg I suddenly get the option "Copy to My Contacts" under Ribbon Contact/Subsection Actions.
The clarify, that option is NOT there, if I open the attachment in the first place, only after I manually save it as .msg and reopen that .msg in outlook.
Now I am wondering if this is some new called feature, a simple bug (because again once upon a time I was able to do just that in earlier outlook versions) or I am simply to dumb to find the option to turn that feature back on.
Would be nice if anyone could enlighten me how I get a direct save back. :)
sadly not. The link explains .vcf, but I was talking about a contact send as "Outlook item" aka .msg. Right-clicking that item does not give me a direct "Save to own contacts" option (hint:hint:dev: which would b nice)
If it is Forwarded as an outlook contact, you should be able to open the attachment then click Save and Close to add it to the default contacts. Ignore the read-only part - it won't be editable until it's saved and reopened. (contacts forwarded as vcf will be editable before save and close)
Or you can drag the attachment to People and drop - that will add it to the default contacts folder too.
thanks for the drag and drop to People option, honestly I guess I would have never though about that one, but it is by far the best option (although the direct save button in the ribbon wouldnt hurt either, would it?)