The Address Book in Windows XP provides a convenient place to store contact information for easy retrieval from programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft NetMeeting, and Microsoft Phone System. This article explains how to create and use groups of names in the Address Book.
You can create a single group name (or alias) to use when sending a message to several contacts at once. Just create a group name, add individual contacts to the group, and then type the group name in the To box when you're ready to send the message.
To create a group, follow these steps:
In the Address Book, select the folder in which you want to create a group.
To view a list of your groups separately from the Address Book listings, make sure that Folders and Groups is selected on the View menu in the Address Book.
NOTE: You can create multiple groups, and contacts can belong to more than one group.
Click New on the toolbar, and then click New Group.
The Properties dialog box opens. In the Group Name box, type the name of the group.