My contacts in hotmail

The Hotmail email service counts with a special section for your contacts, they’re organized automatically and this allows you to do a lot of actions, let’s see how this works.

outlook-iconsContacts in hotmail

Go to or and click on the little icon on the top left corner, it will show a menu with options, open “People”.

Now, let’s see what you can do here:

Add a contact: When you reply to an email that includes an email address that isn’t on your contact list, you might be prompted to add it. You can also add contacts manually.

  1. In People, click New.
  2. Add contact info. If you want to add more than one email address, phone number, etc., click the plus icon in that section.
  3. Click Save.

Edit or delete a contact: In People click a contact and then click Edit or Delete.

Individual contact info from social networks can’t be edited or deleted. You can restore deleted contacts, if you accidently delete or lose contacts; you can restore them in “Restore deleted contacts”.

Clean up duplicate contacts: You can combine duplicate contacts into a single one with all the contact info.

  1. Use “Clean up contacts” In People, click Manage, and then click Clean up contacts.
  2. Within each contact set, clear the check box for any contact you don’t want in the set.
  3. Repeat step 2 for all contact sets, and then click Clean up.

Work with groups: Groups appear alphabetically in your contact list. To see who’s in a group, click on it.

  1. Create a new group: Click the arrow next to New, and then click new group.
  2. Enter a group name: Under Add member start to enter a name or email address. When the contact appears on the list, click on it.
  3. When you’ve added all the members you want, click Save.