Thunderbird:Help Documentation:Using the Address Book

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The Address Book allows you to track and edit contact information

Accessing the Address Book

You can access the Address Book from the main window, the compose window or any message window. To access the Address Book:

  • Click Tools > Address Book
  • Press Ctrl+2
  • Click the Address Book icon on the toolbar

Creating Contacts

Contacts can be added in several ways: from directly within the address book, from message headers or from the body of any message

Adding contacts from within the Address Book
  • Click File > New > Address Book Card
  • Click Ctrl+N
  • Click New Card on the toolbar
Adding contacts from message headers or text
  • If the desired contact address is located in a message header, click the contact and select Add to Address Book
  • If the desired contact address is located within message text, right-click the contact and select Add to Address Book

Parts of the Contact Record

Contact Tab


Of note in this tab is the information in the Internet section:

  • Email: Primary email address for the contact
  • Additional Email: Secondary email for the contact
  • Prefers to receive messages formatted as: When writing a new message to this contact, the message will be created in the preferred format
  • Screen Name: AOL Instant Messenger screen name (has the IM functionality been fully implemented yet?)

Address Tab


Other Tab


My mailing lists did not transfer from Eudora 7 to 8? Is there a way to do that?

In general is there a guide to help people making the upgrade?

See also