New to Outlook - Multiple Contacts files ?



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New to Outlook - Multiple Contacts files ?

Postby mrshine » Sat, 07 Nov 2009 23:10:30 GMT


I'm brand new to Outlook. 
I've been using Outlook Express for my email for quite a few years, and
a Day-Timer Organizer pgm for basic calendar stuff.
I just started a sales job a couple of days a week - I'd like to keep
my sales contacts in Outlook and Synch them to my BlackBerry (which I
also just got 2 weeks ago - a lot to learn there also...). 
I'd like to also move my Outlook Express contacts to Outlook, but keep
the personal and business stuff separate.
I guess I should stop using Outlook Express, and move to Outlook to
take advantages of its features. 
Is there a fairly easy way to keep the personal & business stuff
separate ?
Thanks in advance for any help.


Re: New to Outlook - Multiple Contacts files ?

Postby Diane Poremsky [MVP] » Sun, 08 Nov 2009 04:25:14 GMT

Sure. You need multiple pst files and rules to move personal mail to the 
personal PST. You can make Contacts folders for your personal contacts.

File, New, Outlook Data file to add a new pst.
File, New, folder to add a new folder.

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Re: New to Outlook - Multiple Contacts files ?

Postby Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook] » Sun, 08 Nov 2009 09:35:53 GMT

Use separate mail profiles, one for work and one for personal.
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook] 

Re: New to Outlook - Multiple Contacts files ?

Postby S2VuIGluIEF6 » Thu, 12 Nov 2009 12:31:24 GMT

Re: New to Outlook - Multiple Contacts files ?

Postby S2VuIGluIEF6 » Thu, 12 Nov 2009 12:31:24 GMT

Please excuse me for jumping in here (I am new to this so,let me know if 
this is improper protocol), but I have a similar issue; although for 
different purposes.  I, too, would like either separate pst file or 
additiona; Contact list but I would like to somehow link? them to each other 
so that when I update a contact in one list; it will update the same contact 
in another list?  Is this possible.

Actually, in my case, I want a group of Contacts to export to my BlackBerry 
without exporting ALL my Contacts.  I have made a Contact group for my 
BlackBerry but it is cumbersome when making a change to a Contact.  With my 
limited knowledge, it seems to me that if I change, say a phone number in 
Contact group A, I would also have to update it manually in Contact group B.  
Somehow linking the two would be handy.  Any thoughts?

Thanks, Ken

Re: New to Outlook - Multiple Contacts files ?

Postby S2VuIGluIEF6 » Thu, 12 Nov 2009 12:31:25 GMT

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