Adding Contacts

Along with the name and e-mail address, Evolution can store other address and contact information about a person. The e-mail address of a sender can quickly be added by right-clicking the marked address in the message preview. Select Add to Contacts and confirm the inclusion in the following pop-up. To enter more information, click Edit Full to open the contact editor. Otherwise, click OK. If you have selected Edit Full, click Save and Close to exit the contact editor when you are finished.

To enter a completely new contact, click New Contact in the Contacts view. Enter all desired contact information. Click Save and Close when finished.

Making a List

If you frequently send e-mail messages to a group of people, make this easier by creating a list. Click New -> Contact List in the Contacts view. The contact list editor opens. Enter a name for the list. Add addresses by typing the address in the box and clicking Add or by dragging contacts from the Contacts view and dropping them in the box. Toggle Hide addresses to select whether the recipients can see who else has received the mail. Click Save and Close when finished. The list is now one of your contacts and appears in the composition window after the first few letters are typed.

Sharing Contacts

To send contact information from your address book to another Evolution user, right-click the contact to forward. Select Forward Contact. This sends the contact card as an attachment in an e-mail. Compose and send this message as usual. To add a contact you have been sent, go to the contact in the e-mail message and click Save in addressbook to add the complete contact card to your address book.