Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email How to Add Contacts Automatically in Yahoo Mail Make a new contact for everyone you email in Yahoo Mail By Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated November 13, 2019 Email Yahoo! Mail Gmail Tweet Share Email Instead of adding Yahoo contacts the manual way, set up Yahoo Mail to add contacts to your address book automatically when you email someone new. If you decide you don't want a contact that was automatically added, delete it or shut off the automatic contact management feature. Instructions in this article apply to the standard web version of Yahoo Mail. How to Set up Automatic Address Book Assignment Follow these steps to make Yahoo Mail create a new address book entry for each person you email: Select the Contacts icon. Hover the mouse over the gear and select Settings. Select Writing email. Select the Automatically add new recipients to Contacts checkbox. Select Save. How to Edit or Delete Yahoo Mail Contacts Automatically assigned Yahoo Mail contacts appear in your contacts list, which is the same place your contacts go when you add them manually. Yahoo Mail doesn't treat them differently, so you can manage them the same way. To edit or delete Yahoo Mail contacts: In Yahoo Mail, select the Contacts icon. Select a contact. Select Delete to remove the contact, or select Edit Details to make changes to it. Select Save to apply the changes. The Yahoo Mail Actions Menu The Actions menu in the Yahoo Mail address book provides additional options to manage contacts. Here are a few ways to organize and manage your address book contacts: Sort contacts alphabetically by first name, last name, or email address.Remove duplicate contacts.Print a list of your contacts.Restore your address book from an automatic backup.Import contacts from other websites such as Facebook, Google, and Outlook.com.Import contacts from other email accounts or through a CSV or VCF file.Export your Yahoo Mail contacts.