Questions tagged [google-contacts]

For questions about the web interface of Google's people manager, either as a standalone product or associated with Gmail.

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Is there a way to share/synchronize contacts between Google accounts?

My wife and I each have our own Google accounts for Gmail, calendar, etc. Obviously, we know some of the same people. We'd like to keep the contact information for those people shared or at least ...
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Get e-mail addresses from Gmail messages received

How can I export a list containing e-mail addresses for everyone that has sent me an e-mail? I have all of the messages archived.
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In Gmail, how do I set the default email address for a contact that has two email addresses?

When I enter the person's name in the To field, the auto-complete comes up, and lists the several email addresses that I have for this person. The first email address that it lists, is not the one ...
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Advanced search in Google Contacts

Is there any way to do perform advanced searches in Google Contacts? For example, wild card operators, AND operator, OR operator etc? I want to search anywhere in a name, not just the beginning of a ...
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What Contact sharing options are there in Google Apps?

I setup Google Contacts in Google Apps for several people. I'm wondering if there is any way to share (at least some of) the contacts between everyone in this domain. Similar to how you can share your ...
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How can I change the order of email-addresses in Google Contacts?

I have many contacts in Google Contacts with more than one email address, and I'd prefer to order them in a certain manner. Short of copy and pasting all of them, is there a drag-and-drop feature of ...
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In Gmail, how do I create a contact from a recipient of an email?

In Gmail, how do I create a contact from a recipient of an email? For sender, there is 'Add to Contact List' but there doesn't appear to be anything similar for the To: or Cc: fields. Is there an ...
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Send email to Google contact group with Inbox

Is it possible to send an email to a Google Contact Group from Inbox? In Gmail you could type the name of a group to automatically add all group members as recipients, but that doesn't seem to work ...
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Can I make Gmail use the nickname as the primary method of autocompleting contacts?

Is it possible to make Gmail use the "Nickname" field as the first choice for autocompleting a contact when writing an email? And, if possible, also for ordering them in contacts? I don't know what ...
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Prevent Gmail from expanding email address using name from Contacts

I want to prevent Gmail from replacing To: i@corp.com with: To: The fat guy who was near takeshi at the meeting <i@corp.com> I just typed i@corp.com in the compose window, but Gmail expands it ...
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How can I move Google contacts between two different accounts?

I want to move some contacts, using drag-n-drop, between two Gmail accounts. How can I do this? Please mind that I do not want to import/export all contacts, I just want to move some of them between ...
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How to add filter and label to group in Gmail contacts?

I have my Gmail contacts sorted into groups. In my mail I also have labels associated with filters-for specific people I have a filter associated with a label. For the filter creation, how do I ...
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Google Contacts: Groups vs Circles

Since the integration of Google+ into Google Contacts took place, you have the ability to organize your Contacts into either the former Google Contact Groups or the new available Google+ Circles. ...
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Gmail strangely switching out Gmail Contact information to Google+ information

My boss has a business email address, say boss@job.com, and I have him listed in Gmail contacts under his name, say "John Doe." Now, apparently his wife has a Google+ account under the name "Mary Jane"...
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Creating a new contact using Google Inbox

Is there a method to create a new contact from Google Inbox? There seems to be other ways to do this, such as the People app on an Android device or via Gmail. However, is there something I'm missing ...
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Only display email in `To` field when sending a Gmail message

I often name people in my Gmail account's contact with the "funny" name(s) that remind me of who they are like Smith from Company A, Smith Funny, Smith big head, etc. When sending message in Gmail, ...
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How do you add a contact to Gmail from incoming email

If a new person emails me in Gmail and I want to add them to contacts currently my method is: show message details copy contact email contacts/new contact fill out relevant info paste email save ...
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Stop Gmail from automatically creating contacts

Gmail really likes to make contacts for me and stick them in my "All Contacts" list. I'd much rather manage my contacts myself and only add people when I want to specifically do so. (Actually, I ...
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How to change a contact's autocomplete email order in Gmail?

I have always been under the impression that the order of email addresses for a contact is the order in which their autocomplete suggestions will pop up. So if I have a contact with multiple email ...
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Direct URL to a particular person in Google Contacts?

I would like to (keep) using Google Contacts as my primary hub for contact info. However, I would benefit greatly from the ability to link with a URL to a particular person directly from various other ...
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Attach a vCard of a Google contact in an email

This is related to Exporting a single Google contact as a vCard in that it would remove a step from the most common case use of that question. Lets say I have two friends, Alice and Bob. Lets say ...
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How to see which contacts aren't in a group?

In Google Contacts/Gmail you can assign a contact to a group (or more than one group). I use this so that on my Android phone I can filter the list of contacts down to just work colleagues, just ...
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How can I clean up my Gmail address book?

I've used Gmail since 2004, and now I have about 3000 Gmail contacts. I don't recognize the vast majority of them and many of my contacts are just email addresses. Over the years I've synced my ...
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Google Maps: add to contacts

I've searched Google Maps for a business. I've found it. I'm looking at the popup/bubble/whatever on the map, for that business. Is there something I can from this point to quickly get that ...
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Find duplicates in Google Contacts

I use Google Contacts, but I find that I end up with quite a few duplicates (via multiple email addresses, sync issues etc). Is there any way that I can easily find a list of possible duplicates in my ...
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Remove Google+ profile from Gmail contact?

I use the web interface for Gmail regularly and recently noticed that one of my contacts (let's call him Jim Smith) has a Google+ account attached to his email address...and I cannot remove the damn ...
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What's a great site for managing contacts? [closed]

At the moment I have all my contacts synchronized between Outlook and Gmail, but Gmail Contacts lacks some useful information. So now I'm looking for a great site/web app for managing all my contacts....
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How to group chat contacts in Gmail side chat list? [closed]

I have quite a lot contacts whom I chat with. I already installed lab in Gmail which puts the chat list to the right side to have more space. Now I'd like to group the contacts in the online list in ...
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How do I remove a contact from the Gmail chat list without blocking or deleting the contact? [closed]

Under Settings > Chat, I have "Only allow people that I've explicitly approved to chat with me and see when I'm online" checked. I want to know how to revoke chat permissions for someone whom I've ...
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Gmail Filter on Email starting with '!' deleted everything

I tried to create a filter to trash all emails from (!Athletic_Communications@sacredheart.edu) - an email address used by my school to spam us. After applying the filter to all my old messages, it ...
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Deprecate, not delete, old addresses in Google Contacts

Contacts sometimes sign up for a new email address. That doesn't mean that emails they sent to me from an old address are no longer from that contact. It just means they don't use that address any ...
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How to send multiple contacts via Gmail?

Is there a way to attach multiple contact information to an email? Manually copying field-by-field to text body is even worse than sending them via SMS.
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Is there a way to block recipients in Gmail?

I'm not looking to block senders, I'm looking to block recipients. For instance, I've occasionally hit Reply and written an email to an address of the type do-not-reply@domain.com, no-reply@domain....
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Can I have Gmail overwrite a known email with my contact info when a name is not supplied?

I have to admit I was a little confused when I asked this question, as I thought that it was my Gmail where names and email addresses were connected. But of course, it's not the local Gmail client ...
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How do I add a contact from within Gmail's contact interface to Google Plus circles?

I find it rather tedious to add a contact from within Google+ interface to a circle. I would rather add the contact from within the contacts section in Gmail. Is this possible? Better yet, can it ...
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How do I force merge contacts in Google Contacts?

Google Contacts automatically identifies potential duplicates and supports merging these candidates, but I can't figure out how to force or suggest candidates for merging.
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Finding time when Google Contact got created

Is there a way to find out when a particular contact in my Google Contacts addressbook got created?
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Does Gmail deal with contacts email changing?

People change jobs or change email. So we need to update their contact details in Gmail. Does Gmail keep track of the old email addresses behind the scenes? I have always kept the old email addresses ...
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Disable Google Contacts Preview

Just today when I click on Contacts in Gmail, it opens a new tab with a new contacts web application. Please tell me how to disable this and get back to the old version of contacts (Gmail). It's ...
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Making a Contact Group in Gmail from an email

I received an email with dozens of people in the cc: field. I would like to convert this list of addresses to a contact group in Gmail. Is there a simple way of doing this without writing a script ...
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What are “other contacts” in the new Google Contacts?

The new Google Contacts (Material) seems to have made a clear cut between "My Contacts" (the contacts which were before in the "My Contacts" group) and which are synchronized to mobile devices and "...
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How to remove Google+ Circles contacts in Gmail contacts?

I see that in my Gmail contacts there are duplicated contacts that come from Google+ as below snapshot. I really don't want those contacts appear in my Gmail. How can I get rid of it?
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Why isn't Gmail showing the name instead of the email addresses of a known contact?

I can't help but think this has probably been asked before, but I did do a search and didn't see an answer that addressed my issue. I have at least one friend, who whenever she sends me an email, in ...
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Transfer contacts / emails from Windows Live mail to Gmail?

Does anybody know how I can transfer all my email messages, contacts and calendar entries from Live Mail (formerly Hotmail) to Gmail?
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Easy way to share contacts between users in a Google Apps Domain? [closed]

I currently have Google Apps managing my domain's mail, contacts, and calendars. An important reason that we chose Google Apps was because of contact sync. We are a small business and need to share ...
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Setting an account picture for “other” accounts when using the Gmail mobile app

Recently I've noticed that if you have a picture associated with your Google account, and you send an email using your Gmail account to someone using the Gmail mobile app. That picture will show on ...
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How to block a set of related email addresses in Gmail

I created a filter so that every email from specific email addresses get deleted. However, it doesn't work at all and all of these emails shown in my Inbox. This is how I configured the filter. ...
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In Gmail, when creating a group, how can I specify which email address to use for a contact with multiple email addresses?

How to specify which email address should be used for a group created in Gmail Contacts? In the group list, there is a drop-down field that looks like it could be used for selecting the email to use ...
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Is there a way to filter by multiple Groups in Gmail Contacts?

In Gmail, let's say I have 7 contacts in Group A and 9 contacts in Group B. 2 contacts are in both Group A and Group B. Is there a way I can filter to get results of only the contacts that are in ...
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How to get contact info from signatures

A colleague showed me how Goggles captures info from a business card. Is there any way I can fill contact info the same way from an email signature?