Full Outlook Contact Access From Email
I want to be able to access a full contact record in Outlook from an open Outlook email like you could before Outlook 2013. Ideally I could click on a persons name in an email and a full contact record would open. Instead, starting in Outlook 2013 and in Office 365, a small contact card without full contact management features opens. Some may want it to work the new way, but some may want it to work the old way so there should be a setting on what happens when you click on an email address on the to: or cc: line of an email you have open.
Michael Shea commented
Microsoft, please reduce the steps and clicks to open the full Contact record when the user uses Search People function. If some want to see the contact card and not open the full record, great, but PLEASE at least make an option to open the full record by default an option.
PLEASE make a setting to open FULL contact record an option again from a "Search People" query.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION TO THIS MATTER
The developer of Outlook does what the manager tells him to do. Every manager doesn't have enough brains for usability. Give him a Ferrari with broken seats and no steering wheel. If it shines from the outside, he is happy.
please realize that by incoming Mail the full mail-adress is shown.
Agreed. If you want to view or update contact details, you now have too many clicks. When you enter a person's name in the People bar, you should have the option of opening the full contact card at that point. This used to be the case and is no probably the most frustrating thing about Outlook
Matthew Green commented
Add feature that when you click on an email from a sender, you are presented with "start chat / send email / add-edit contact"
please let me see the full email adresse with just adding it to the field selection. and without workarounds from third partys
Microsoft, don't you have telemetry data to show that when many users search for a Contact that the user eventually opens the full contact record anyway? Why not reduce the steps and clicks and just open the full Contact record when the user uses Search People? If your telemetry data shows that enough people only want to see the contact card and not open the full record, then at least make the behavior to open the full record by default an option. In all of the years of these contact cards, I have proceeded to open the full contact record every time. In other words, there has never been an instance where I was satisfied with what was just on the Contact card, so I had to take the extra step to open the full record. What a waste.
The biggest thing that confuses me is why they just don't make it a setting like this an option. Go ahead and dumb down Outlook with cards instead opening a full record. Maybe that's all some users need. Please let the serious users flip a setting to open the full Contact record from a "Search People" query.
I miss the access to my full contact of a person while I am writing an email to them. When I put in the persons name in the To: section, the email shows up, perfect, When I click on that address I need to be able to look up their full contact info, like the wife's name and other info that resides in the contact file for that person. The previous versions of Outlook made that possible with just one key stroke while I was in the email portion of Outlook. Now I have to go out of the email and go into my Contacts to get the needed info. Why was this changed. Why can't I get the full contact info while I am doing email. Am I doing something wrong or am I missing something.
This is utterly ridiculous. Outlook *is* supposed to be, among other things, an email client, no? Then let us see the email addresses, as they were specified by the sender. Just hide some obscure setting somewhere, "Always show actual email addresses next to our dumbed-down-UI contact names"
Please I want to see the full email address. E.g. so I can see from which company an email is coming. This will help me prioritizing which of e.g. 50 emails I want to open first.
Wenigstens mit drei Mausklicks sollte man an diese Information kommen, um schnell gefährliche Spammails identifizieren zu können.
Bei anderen Email-Client-Programmen geht das doch auch!
I definitely agree with Duke Bond. Outlook as it stands now does not deliver the capability it used to. Also Outlook and MS edge are combating each other by duplicating data then miss matching or changing the location. This makes operation very difficult to find where the contact information is located and use it. This is a bad situation.
Christina Böer commented
Hallo Microsoft: AUFWACHEN
Es wäre für Entwickler ein kleiner Aufwand, diese Funktion einzurichten.
Warum macht Ihr das nicht endlich???
Es ist zum Ko....
Simon Conway-Smith commented
In previous versions of Outlook, you could select and copy a phone number from a Contact record without needing to open the record. This was very useful, but has disappeared, so having to now open the record which is another time waster.
I need to correct my name and it will not let me doesn't even show me where I can correct it
Jeff Bennion commented
it's totally confusing the smaller, lightweight contact management versus the contacts folder in outlook. Some stuff shows up in one and not the other, and I don't understand that. and it takes lots of clicks to get to a phone number in the lightweight one. Where is this information coming from, and why doesn't ALL of the information from the outlook contacts populate here?
Bartel Onzea commented
Show full smtp e-mail address, not display name or alias.
You cannot make distinction between company or private e-mail address based on display name or alias
I like having quick easy access to the "Full Contact Editing" window whenever and where ever I click on a contact's name or email address. I have tried all kinds of registry hacks to make this happen, but all fall short of producing single or double click access to the "Full Contact Editor" for example if I click on an email recipient's name. The closet the registry hacks get me is to the GAL dialog box which is definitely not the "Full Contact Editor" window. If I want to change things like "category" for a contact I need the "Full Contact Editor" window. I am not a fan of the new Contact Card.....
I want to make a payment
Reduce the number of steps/mouse movements-clicks to open an Outlook contact from the Favorites list and the search people box in Calendar, Tasks and Mail