Currently Being ModeratedJan 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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 6:01 AM (in response to Barney-15E)
Alas ... no joy. Tried those things a while back.
My default fields are "work" - both for phone and email - and I've deleted all other fields.
If it makes a difference, the back-end is MS Exchange.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 4:44 AM (in response to Barney-15E)
Thanks Barney ...
No, I'm not using an exchange list. I'm just saying that my back-end mail service is Exchange.
One additional detail, I'm starting to think that this has something to do with adding data to an existing record. From the bottom of a current message from Jon Doe, attempt to add his phone number to the existing record in Contacts ... in these cases, the field label seems to suffer.
And Contacts is entirely local, no sync to Exchange.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 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.