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Click on 'My Contacts' in the left vertical list of groups. On the far right is the detail pane, and one of the buttons is: Find Duplicates. Once you've got the list you can just check them all and merge them. It's not bulletproof, but it's pretty good.


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Gmail will first suggest the addresses you send mail to most often. If there is an email address you don't want at the top of the autocomplete popup, remove that email address from the contact. Make sure the changes save, then add the email address back to the contact. This should be sufficient to reset the priority for that email address.


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I'd recommend sticking with GMail contacts. Here's my story that supports it: Had a BlackBerry phone with Google Sync on it. My contacts were constantly sync between phone and Gmail Bought an HTC Incredible to replace the BB and within minutes of setup, all my contacts were on the new phone. I didn't have to enter a single one. Google Sync on many ...


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Gmail shows a preview of the messages that the filter will apply to during the filter setup I'd encourage you to review the results in the future to make sure they are what you expect. Unfortunately at this time it is not possible to revert a filter after creation, but I'm passing along your feedback. If you haven't already, make sure to delete that filter ...


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Contacts Click the New Group button: "+" with 2 people. Give it a name and click ok. Go back to My Contacts (or whichever grouping is appropriate) and select users. On the right, click Groups and select the group to add to. Compose an email and use the group name in the To field


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Using to Google command line tools seems to return results in order of filing if no other sort method is set.


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No Gmail will make a duplicate contact out of it, which you will have to merge 'manually'. Luckily this is a very easy process, though it may take some time if you don't keep up with it. Gmail even helps you find duplicates if their name doesn't change much. Else you just have to select them both and click [Merge]


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There is really no good contact sharing. There is a global contacts list for your domain but it cannot be managed through the Google interfaces. It can be used via a custom program using the contacts API, and there are some 3rd party tools that are good. One recommendation is called SherpaTools, its in the market place for free. I work as a Google Apps ...


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There's currently no way to switch off the automatic addition of all contacts. It's been something users have been asking for pretty much since the start. The best thing to do right now is to just filter out the auto-added ones.. go to http://www.google.com/contacts and in the search box put a space, then hit enter. That will give you a list split into My ...


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No. Google currently does not have that feature. Only search prefix is allowed. The Google help page says, You can use prefixes. You can search by a person's first and/or last name. You'll see matching results as you type You can search for contacts by phone number, or notes you've entered about them. You can search by domain1 or username. Also so ...


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Just put "example.com" in the search field and go. I just tried it and I'm shocked how many people I know still have aol.com addresses.


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Google recently introduced a new tool within gmail to merge duplicates. Full details on the this post from the official Gmail blog.


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Go to GMail account one and switch to contacts view Mark the contacts you want to export Select "export" and then "Selected contacts (n)" (n is the number of contacts you're exporting) Select Google CSV format and export Log out of this account and log in to the second Gmail account. Switch to contacts view Import the file you saved at step 4 Not drag and ...


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It appears that Google Contacts is one of the services which does not have a sharing option, but does have a data transfer option. Transferring data between two Google accounts would involve exporting and importing. Update: One alternative would be to set up a Google Apps account and use one of the workarounds to share contact information.


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This is a little bit of a pain, and I'm not 100% sure about it, but it seems to work in my tests. If you click the name of the person you want to add as a contact while viewing the message, there is an option to click their e-mail address to send them a message. Click that, then discard the message. Click their name again in the original; there is an option ...


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It's very simple, at least in the current version of GMail. Hover the mouse cursor over the recipient's name in the default message view until a pop-up card appears Click More on the pop-up card and you'll see the option Add to contacts


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That feature/category is gone for a while. Now your contacts are grouped into My contacts and Other contacts plus all the groups you have created. All Contacts used to contain your contacts plus other contacts, which are contacts that you emailed but you didn't add to your contact list.


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At the bottom of the screen is a link to "older version", which points to https://www.google.com/contacts_v1 So, the old version is still around, at least for a little while. I would expect that there may be some incompatibilities with the new contact manager (some fields not supported for instance; Google+ Circles are definitely not there) and that they ...


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You can't. Google adds everyone you respond to under All Contacts, from there though you must explicitly click the contact and use the Move to My Contacts in order to add them to your list. In short there are two types of contacts: Google's All Contacts which has everyone you ever wrote to And, yours My Contacts, which has only those you explicitly add. ...


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There doesn't seem to be a way of dong this in Google Contacts, but you can do it when you access the contacts through GMail. If you click the "Contacts" link in the upper left when in mail (under the "Mail" link), you can see a full list of your contacts: On the right hand side, it shows you the groups that each contact is in: Contacts that are in no ...


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Not easily. You can only export all your contacts or those in a particular group. So you'd need to put the person you want to export into a group by themselves to export their data. Rather an oversight, I think. You'll probably need to resort to a third-party tool, if one exists. For what it's worth, this is really easy with Android. Updated: You can ...


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Open the e-mail and click on the top right corner on the arrow. There you can find an option to add the contact. Here a screenshot:


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I don't think Google supports this feature, but I found a workaround from 2008 that might still work: Create the group in My Contacts Compose an email to said group Copy the "To:" field Paste into the "Convert" textbox here Copy the the "Convert" output into a new filter Try it and let us know if it does what you're looking for.


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It doesn't seem (according to how Google has it) nickname has much use outside of the Contacts page. It's just an extra bit of fluff to the contact information currently. There have been many cases of users complaining of change from within the name field itself to a separate entity called nickname. Your best option (while not great by any means) currently ...


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You should have a look at Lifehacker full guide to clean up Gmail Contacts. Some topics they cover that could help you: clean up duplicates export and import csv I'd say that for 200 contacts, the easiest way is to: export to CSV keep the contacts you want (delete the unwanted rows) delete all your gmail contacts import the clean and fresh CSV to ...


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The easiest way to accomplish this would be to use Conxt. All you have to do is start your free account and auto-import from gmail (and other platforms). Most of the duplicates will be auto-merged during this import process. No data is lost during this. Then, starting at that point, simply check the checkbox next to the ones you wish to delete and click ...


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Unfortunately at this time it is not implemented, though it is a highly requested feature.


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I use a service called MemoToo and you can check out how I set it up on my blog. A much easyer way is to use a hosted service like MemoToo and you can check out how I set it up on my blog. If you go to http://memotoo.com and setup an account you can have your contacts synced with tons of services including: Outlook Google Contacts Google Calander ...


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When you set up a birthday for a contact, you can see it in your Google Calendar by showing the birthday calendar. To enable the birthday calendar, do the following: Settings > Calendar Settings Choose the Calendars tab Browse interesting calendars >> Choose the More tab Select Subscribe on the Contacts' birthdays and events calendar. Now whenever you ...


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EDIT: I am updating this answer because as of 18 Jan 2012 Google has just announced that: The standalone Contacts service now has the same interface and features that are currently available in Contacts inside of Gmail. Make sure you use the contacts view available from GMail and NOT the one at contacts.google.com which has not been updated by Google ...



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