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» What is the Address Book?
» What is a Nickname?
» What is a Group?
» Why would I need to set up a Group?
» How do I create a Group?
» Can I only use addresses from my address book to create a Group?
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Can I use the same address in different groups?
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What is an Address Book Profile?
» How do I create a profile?
» Why would I need to create a new profile?
» What if I don’t know someone’s email address?
» What is a Search?
» How do I do a Search?
» I did that, but I couldn't find who I was looking for. Why?
» What information is included in a profile found in a search?
» What are Personal Details?
» What does SAVE TO ADDRESS BOOK mean?
   
1. What is the Address Book?
The ADDRESS BOOK is exactly what the name implies. It is a file where you can store contact information of people you send emails to on a regular basis. Store names, email addresses, and nicknames for quick use. Define entries as individuals or distribution lists. So, if you add John Smith, with a nickname of "JOHN", and the address of john@hisisp.com, all you have to do is type JOHN in the TO, CC, or BCC fields of a new message, and it will automatically address your message to your friend's address.

2. What is a Nickname?
A NICKNAME is a name that you give to a person in your address book. Rather than typing in the name and email address of a user every time you send them emails, simply type in the nickname in the address field. Your message will be sent to the address corresponding to that nickname.

3. What is a Group?
A GROUP is a distribution list of several email addresses based on user profiles that you already have stored in your address book. If you routinely send mail to the same addresses at the same time, you can do so without having to type in all the addresses by clustering and setting up a GROUP of those addresses and send messages to the GROUP.
4. Why will I need to set up a Group?
If you seldom mail to a specific group of users, you will probably never need to use this feature. However, if you often find yourself mailing to DAD, MOM, SIS, BRO, and UNCLE, you may wish to set up a Group for FAMILY. It makes sending mail quicker.

5. How do I create a Group?
You can create a Group by clicking on the CREATE A NEW GROUP button on the ADDRESS BOOK. You will be able to choose profiles from your address book to cluster to a group. Create a name of the group and click on ADD.
6. Can I only use addresses from my address book to create a group?
Yes. You must have more than one existing entry in your Address Book in order to create a group. You can’t define a Group based solely on email addresses; there must be a corresponding Address Book Profile for you to take the information from.
7. Can I use the same address in different Groups?
Yes. You may use the same address in as many groups as you like, as long as you have that address as part of an Address Book Profile.
8. What is an Address Book Profile?
A profile is a datasheet that holds information about a specific person or group. With this, you can store email address info, mailing address info, phone numbers, etc. By defining a nickname for each profile, you allow yourself to address your mail quickly without having to type in long addresses.

9. How do I create a profile?
To create a new address book user profile:

a. Click on the Address Book.
b. Click on Create New Profile.
c. Enter a nickname, email address of the user, and first and last names.
d. Enter additional data if desired.
e. You can either choose to SAVE the profile, SAVE AND ADD ANOTHER or CANCEL.
10. Why would I need to create a new profile?
You don't really need to, but we strongly recommend you take advantage of the function, unless you like memorizing long email addresses and typing them out.
11. What if I don’t know someone’s email address?
You can look up someone’s email address by clicking on the SEARCH tab.
12. What is a Search?
If you would like to email someone, but do not know their actual email address, we have provided a search facility to help you find an address when you need it.
13. How do I do a Search?
Click on the SEARCH button located at the ADDRESS BOOK, and enter the first and last name of the person you wish to find. If the person lives in the US, you can include the state to limit the number of search results you will get. Just click on the PEOPLE SEARCH button to begin the search.
14. I did that, but I couldn't find who I was looking for. Why?
Our directory has millions of email addresses in it. However, new email addresses are created all the time. We have a lot of data for you to use, but we can't keep track of everything.
15. What information is included in a profile found in a search?
Just about anything the user wants you to see. When you join Bigfoot, you're given the choice of publicly displaying your profile any way you wish, as well as the amount of information you wish to show. Most profiles will contain the following:
  Email address
  First and Last names
  City, State (or region) and Postal Code
  Link to Personal Details
  Link to activate Save Address Function
16. What are Personal Details?
Personal Details are pieces of information that users have voluntarily placed in their search profiles, thus, making it easier for you, the searcher, to identify them. Personal Details are usually comprised of work address, home address, telephone and FAX numbers, etc.
17. What does SAVE TO ADDRESS BOOK mean?
If you click on the SAVE ADDRESS BOOK link, the profile you will see will be automatically added to your Address Book. Adjust the information you like, and click on the SAVE button to add that address as a new Address Book Profile.
 
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