With Contacts open, right-click in an open area of that screen, select
Customize This Folder, then change the template type to Contacts.
You should only have to do this once.
"Pat Mac" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:OtQQrXM5HHA.748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>I have some problems with the mail program in Microsoft Mail: When I click on the Contact icon on the toolbar above the mail it
>brings me to a list of my contacts with the "Date Modified, Type (Contact file) and Size. When I right click on that window there
>are only a few choices such as VIEW, Sort By, Group by (which puts the names in alphabetical order, etc. The only thing I can do
>at this point is click on a name that is already there and change their information. I cannot add a contact to my list unless I
>have an actual email that I've received from that person. Also, I cannot create contact groups (mailing lists) from my contact
>list. I wanted to take some of the names on my contact list and put them into groups. I've checked the Help files and they say
>to open Windows Contacts and on the toolbar click New Contact Group. The problem is "New Contact Group" does not appear on the
>tool bar. Can someone tell me how to fix this-it seems that I'm not staying within the mail program but I'm going to just
>folder with the list of contacts.