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I am a new user of Outlook 2007. I used to Use Act! where I could enter a contact and the assign the contact to various groups, for example, I had groups like friends, xmas cards, work etc. A contact could be assigned to more than one group. I could then sort on a group and create snail mail or email lists easily.

I can't find a group function in Outlook and haven't been able to find a clear explanation for another way to create the equivalent.

I am a home user with none of the fancy Exchange features.

Some help would be appreciated
 
Outlook has two options: color categories or contact groups. Categorizing contacts is generally easier to manage, especially if you don't send email to the group very often. Contact groups are generally faster when you are sending emai, but more difficult to manage.

Create categories for each group name and assign the categories to the contacts.

http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/outlook-categories-and-color-categories/

Categories as dynamic contact groups

http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/contacts/using-categories-for-dynamic-distribution-lists/
 
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