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A.4 Maintaining an address-book with org-contacts

Note, mu4e supports built-in address autocompletion; Address autocompletion, and that is the recommended way to do this. However, it is also possible to manage your addresses with org-mode, using org-contacts41.

mu4e-actions defines a useful action (Actions) for adding a contact based on the From:-address in the message at point. To enable this, add to your configuration something like:

(setq mu4e-org-contacts-file  <full-path-to-your-org-contacts-file>)
(add-to-list 'mu4e-headers-actions
  '("org-contact-add" . mu4e-action-add-org-contact) t)
(add-to-list 'mu4e-view-actions
  '("org-contact-add" . mu4e-action-add-org-contact) t)

After this, you should be able to add contacts using a o in the headers view and the message view, using the org-capture mechanism. Note, the shortcut character o is due to the first character of org-contact-add.