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How do I move collected email addresses to my address book?

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How do I move collected email addresses to my address book?

I have a lot of email addresses in my "collected addresses" that are not in my Address Book.

How can I move all of them to my Address Book?

Do I have to move one at a time?

Copy and paste does not work....you can only click the box next to it.

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Re: How do I move collected email addresses to my address book?

Check the box to the left of the contact, then the "hamburger" icon will become active in the toolbar.  It looks like this----------------------

 

 

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When you click on that icon a small menu will appear.  Click on "Move" and another menu will appear.  If My Address Book is active, click on Address Book or Collected Addresses to deactivate it.  Then click on Address Book to select it.  Click on Move in the lower right corner to move the selected contacts.  But an easier way is to drag and drop contacts from the list to the Address Book.




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Re: How do I move collected email addresses to my address book?

I tried this. Tried to move and also tried to copy the address from collected addresses to address book. Both times it said "you cannot move items to virtual folders". Any idea how to get around this?


@Latoque wrote:

Check the box to the left of the contact, then the "hamburger" icon will become active in the toolbar.  It looks like this----------------------

 

 

Screen Shot 2017-10-15 at 1.37.21 PM.jpg

 

 

When you click on that icon a small menu will appear.  Click on "Move" and another menu will appear.  If My Address Book is active, click on Address Book or Collected Addresses to deactivate it.  Then click on Address Book to select it.  Click on Move in the lower right corner to move the selected contacts.  But an easier way is to drag and drop contacts from the list to the Address Book.


 

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Re: How do I move collected email addresses to my address book?

I just used drag-and-drop to move a contact from Collected addresses to the Address book and it worked just fine for me.  I'm using Chrome on a Windows 10 machine.  Maybe try using a different browser?




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Re: How do I move collected email addresses to my address book?

Thank you, Latoque. That worked just fine. I just have to learn the nuances of web-based Xfinity email because for some reason I can no longer acces it via Windows Live Mail.

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Re: How do I move collected email addresses to my address book?


@Cindyr941 wrote:

Thank you, Latoque. That worked just fine. I just have to learn the nuances of web-based Xfinity email because for some reason I can no longer acces it via Windows Live Mail.


As an aside-------Microsoft no longer supports Windows Live Mail.  If you want to use a good desktop email client consider Mozilla Thunderbird.  It's been around a long time, is still supported by Mozilla and can do pretty much anything WLM could do.  But if you want to persist with WLM, try deleting the account and then re-creating it from scratch.




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