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Adding New Contacts - Make Default Email: Work

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Frankns Calculating status...
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Jan 14, 2013 4:40 AM

I'm wondering if there is a way to set the default email field label to "work" each time I capture an address from an email.


Typically, when I add an address from a colleague - either using the "From" header or by using the data detector in a signature, Mail and Contacts label the address as "other" or "home" but never "work."   For nearly all of the contacts I add, I have to edit them manually as a result, changing both the email and address labels. 


This is probably trivial, I understand, but it's one of those annoying inconveniences that can nag at a person after a while ...

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,275 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 4:54 AM (in response to Frankns)

    Try going into Contacts Preferences, Template, and change the default fields to Work.


    Also, you can add and remove fields to that template. Click the - to remove. To add an item, use the Add Field menu. That way, your new contact card has all the fields you want.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,275 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 7:10 PM (in response to Frankns)

    I don't know about using an exchange list, but I can imagine that might be the issue.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,275 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 5:01 AM (in response to Frankns)

    Mail and Contacts are not linked in any way except Mail grabbing contact information from Contacts. So, your email server would have nothing to do with adding a contact.


    The whole way the Template has been implemented has been going through changes over the last few versions. Maybe they'll get to making those things stick, eventually.


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