1. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    I picked up a Lumia 635 recently to get familiar with the Windows Phone platform, and it has been a reasonably good experience, but I recently discovered a very annoying limitation: contacts are limited to three email addresses: work, personal, and other. I have lots of email addresses: work, mulitple gmail accounts for various purposes, hotmail (including aliases), and special email addresses for uploading pictures to Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, etc. I have all of them stored in my Gmail contact entry for myself, and only recently when I tried to use the Flickr email address to upload a picture to Flicker from my Lumia, discovered that the email address was not available on my phone. To prove it was not a Windows Phone limitation for Gmail account contacts, I created a new contact in my Outlook account from the phone. The contact app would only allow me to add three email addresses, and I had to pick one of the three types for each one, and once they were used, I could not add additional email addresses. On my other phones and within Gmail I can have as many email addresses as I want, with more than one of each type. Gmail is my single contact store and I use it on all of my devices.

    I did a google search and also searched these forums and could find no reference to this limitation. I'm would rather not kluge my contact data (say, by splitting my info into multiple contacts and linking them together on all of my phones) in order to have all of the email addresses available on my phone, as this limit is not present on any of my other phones. Is there any other solution to this problem?

    I'll submit feedback to Microsoft and hope it works its way into a future release of Windows Phone.
    02-26-2015 09:26 AM
  2. TechFreak1's Avatar
    An email field can have more than one email, however I am not sure what the limit per email field is.

    They would need to be saved like this test1@outlook.com; test2@outlook.com. [Don't forget the ; ]

    So when you go to send an email you will get this:

    Personal Email
    test1@outlook.com; test2@outlook.com

    Work Email
    test3@outlook.com; test4@outlook.com

    Other Email
    test5@outlook.com; test6@outlook.com.

    However if both either the Work email field and Other email field contain the exact same email as the personal email they will not be shown.

    In practise it is rather cumbersome as you will end up sending multiple emails if you don't remove the other emails from the "Send To" field.

    They appear like so:

    [Contact Name]; test2@outlook.com; {And So On}.

    The other work around is as you suggested is to have multiple contacts and link them.
    Harrie-S likes this.
    02-26-2015 09:53 AM
  3. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    I did a test using linked contacts, and it seems to be acceptable and working on all of my devices (though syncing down to my HP Stream tablet took forever). I set up three contacts with the same name and phone# to ensure they would link automatically (I didn't have the patience to wait and linked them manually on my Lumia), and each has three email addresses. All of them are showing on both my Lumia (Windows Phone 8.1) and HP Stream (full Windows 8.1), so I guess it's an acceptable workaround.
    TechFreak1 likes this.
    02-28-2015 05:07 PM

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