Change default "Display As" for contact email addresses

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Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
Email Account
I add a LOT of contacts to my Outlook each week. I want the "Display As" for my contacts to be their "First Name Last Name <email address>". Right now it's just their email address. I add so many contacts it's really a lot of time for me to change that for each individual person.

How do I change the default?

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
The default is 'full name (email address)' when you create contacts in outlook, like this:

mary contrary (

If you aren't seeing that, how are you importing or creating them?

if you really mean you want

mary contrary <>

with the brackets, you'll need to use a custom format - see Bulk change display name format
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