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How Do I Add An Email Address To The Address Book Quickly In Mac Os-x?

FASTEST WAY: To set up a keyboard shortcut for adding senders to the address book in OS X Mail:

  • Select Apple > System Preferences…
  • Open the Keyboard section.
  • Go to the Shortcuts tab.
  • Select App Shortcuts.
  • Click +.
  • Make sure Mail is selected under Application:
  • Type “Add Sender to Contacts” under Menu Title.


Add a Sender to the Mac OS-X Address Book:

1. Open a message from the sender you wish to add.

2. Press Command+Shift+Y

  • If the keyboard shortcut is not working, see below for adding it.
  • You can also select Message > Add Sender to Contacts from the menu.

This adds the sender's email address (together with her name, if one appears in the From: line) to the address book without asking any questions.

If you want to edit the newly added contact (to assign a picture to it, for example), open Contacts separately.

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