How to Create a vCard in Outlook 2013

Email programs like Microsoft Outlook 2013 have a lot of different ways that you can share information with your contacts.

A good way to do this is by including pertinent contact information in your signature, but another option is to create a vCard, otherwise knows as a digital business card, or a .vcf file.

Fortunately, this will seem very familiar if you have previously created a contact in Outlook 2013 or included an attachment with an email.

So continue reading below to learn how to create and send a vCard to a contact in Outlook 2013.

How to Create a Business Card in Outlook 2013

The steps in this guide will show you how to create a vCard in Outlook 2013.

This is the digital business card format for Outlook, and when you forward this information to a contact, it will be included as a .vcf file type.

This guide will assume that you do not already have a contact set up for yourself in Outlook 2013.

If you’re looking for other ways to make use of Outlook’s contacts features, check out distribution lists.

Step 1: Open Outlook 2013.

Step 2: Click New Items in the ribbon, then click the Contact option.

create a new contact in outlook 2013

Step 3: Fill in all of the information that you can to include on your vCard, then click the Save & Close button.

fill out the contact information and save it

Step 4: Include your vCard as an attachment to an email by opening an email, clicking Attach Item, then Business Card, then Other Business Cards.

how to attach a business card in outlook 2013

Step 5: Select your vCard from the list of contacts, then click the OK button.

select and attach your vcard

You can then complete your email and send it. Note that your vCard will be included in the Attached field.

how to create a vcard in outlook 2013 and attach it to an email

Now that you know how to create a vCard in Outlook 2013, you can make it easier to share your contact information with others through email.

Would you like Outlook to check for new messages a little more often? Learn how to change the send and receive frequency in Outlook 2013 and adjust the interval for how long the program will wait before it connects to your email server.

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