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Managing Contacts in Cox Email

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You can organize your contacts and create distribution lists. Once signed in, click the Contacts tab to access your address book. Learn how to do the following.

Viewing, Creating, and Editing Contacts or Distribution Lists 

Learn how to view, create, and organize contacts in your personal address book.

  • Distribution lists display in the Contacts or Collected Addresses tab.
  • Contacts are displayed in alphabetical order.
  • Distribution lists are a fast and easy way to send email to a list of multiple recipients, especially groups or people you contact often.
Viewing a Contact or Distribution List
  1. Click any folder in the Contacts or Collected Addresses tabs.
     
    Note: You can also find a contact or list by using the Search field.
     
  2. Click on a contact to view details.
Creating a Contact or Distribution List
  • Contact
    1. Click the folder you want the contact to be placed in.
    2. Click New, then click Add contact.

      Result: The Create contact window displays.
       
    3. Enter the contact's information.
    4. Click Save.
  • Distribution List
    1. Click New, then click Add distribution list.
    2. In the Name field, enter the name of your list.
    3. In the Add Contact... field, enter the contact's email address and press Enter.
    4. Repeat Step 3 for each contact.
    5. Click Create listwhen finished.
Editing a Contact
  1. Click the folder where the contact is placed.
  2. Click the contact to be edited.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Enter any changes to contact details.
     
    Note: You can also upload an image of the contact.
     
  5. Click Save.
Deleting a Contact or Distribution List
  1. Click the folder where the contact or distribution list is placed.
  2. Click the contact or distribution list to be deleted.
  3. Click Delete.
     
    Result: The confirmation window displays.
     
  4. Click Delete.

Sending Contacts as a vCard 

You can share contact information with others by using this feature. Follow the steps below to send contacts as a vCard via email.

  1. Click the contact to be sent as a vCard.
  2. Click the More actions icon.
  3. Click Send as vCard.
     
    Result: The Compose window displays.
     
  4. Enter the recipient’s email address and any additional information.
  5. Click Send.

Moving and Copying Contacts or Distribution Lists 

You can organize your contacts into multiple folders within the Contacts tab. Follow the steps below to move and copy contacts to another folder.

  1. Click the folder of the contact or distribution list that you want to move or copy.
  2. Click the contact that you want to move or copy.
  3. Click the More actions icon, then Move or Copy.
     
    Result: Based on your selection, the Move or Copy window displays.
     
  4. Select the destination folder.
  5. Click Move or Copy.

Importing and Exporting Contacts 

You can import contacts from another email provider to your Cox.net email. Contacts can be imported either in a vCard format or a CSV format. Most email providers give you the ability to save your contacts in one of these formats.
You can use the Export contact function if you wish to back up your contacts to your personal device or share your contacts with someone else.
 

Importing Contacts
  1. Click the Contacts folder that you want to import and click the Settings icon that resembles three horizontal bars.
  2. Click Import.
     
    Result: The Import Contacts window displays.
     
  3. From the drop-down list, select a file format (CSV or vCard) and click Select file.

    Note: When using the CSV file format, make sure that the email addresses column is spelled E-mail address to prevent errors.

    csv file format for email addresses sample
     
  4. Locate the file you want to import on your device.
  5. Click Import.
Exporting Contacts
  1. Click the Contacts folder that you want to export and click the Settings icon that resembles three horizontal bars.
  2. Click Export.
     
    Result: The Export Contacts window displays.
     
  3. From the drop-down list, select a file format.
  4. Click Export.

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