Not possible with Windows Mail.
The quickest alternate method:
Click 'Create Mail'. Click 'To'. Select recipient.
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (WLMail)
"Euclid" <Euclid@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:0A7512A0-39BF-40B7-B0CF-A6E19A03F522@xxxxxx
>I have a new laptop computer with Vista Home Premium. It came with Windows
> Mail. Previously I used Outlook Express and in Outlook express there is a
> pain underneath the Folders Pain on the left which lists all my contacts.
> This is very handy as all I have to do to start a message to any one person
> in my contacts list is double click on their name. I've searched in the
> various options in Windows Mail to try and set up this same functionality so
> I don't have to use other, more cumbersome, methods of starting a new
> email... unfortunately, I can't find a way to add this handy list. Does any
> one know if it's even possible with the new Windows Mail and if so, how do I
> set it up