Add gmail contact to contacts.google.com

I seem to be unable to easily add a new gmail contact via mail.google.com.  I don't want to manage this externally (like through Outlook, and have to pay monthly, or have multiple copies of stuff and sync issues). I want to go to the site to check mail if at all possible and manage all mail and contacts at contacts.google.com from there.

If I go to mail.google.com and mouse-over the name of the sender of an email, I then see a modal window with the senders name and his email address in it which is helpful. Also in that same modal window, I get three choices along the bottom.

1. View this contacts details
2. View recent emails with this contact
3. Email this contact

Obviously I would want to view this contacts details in order to add additional information about the contact to the database. make notes about the contact, etc.

However, it does not find any details or have any easy method of adding it.

How can I improve the process of adding usefull information to new contacts that come in via email?
frugalmuleAsked:
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CodeTwo SoftwareSoftware DeveloperCommented:
Hi Frugalmule,
Mind that, by default, every time you send an email to a new recipient, a new contact is created. Since all the available options you have specified do not include the Add to contacts option, it means that this sender is already a part of your contacts.
Unfortunately, there is no way to edit or manage contacts via mail.google.com (except from adding new contacts). If you want to edit your contacts, the only way is to go to contacts.google.com . You can easily access it from mail.google.com by clicking Gmail in the top-left corner and choosing Contacts.
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frugalmuleAuthor Commented:
I understand what you're saying that if I have sent to that person, then they are already a contact. However I cannot see that contact or edit it from contacts.google.com. it simply isn't there like you say it is. I can confirm that I have previously sent messages to this person as well as received them.
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CodeTwo SoftwareSoftware DeveloperCommented:
Have you tried looking in the other section of the contacts page?
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frugalmuleAuthor Commented:
I just did but it's not there.  I did a search for it once I had clicked on other.

It's 4 a.m. for me and I'm going to try to get some sleep before I go to work tomorrow. I should be able to respond again after noon though.
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CodeTwo SoftwareSoftware DeveloperCommented:
This looks like a very strange issue. Normally, all automatically added contacts appear under the "Other contacts" tab. What is more, the three options you have listed, clearly indicate that Google sees the contact in the database.
If you are searching using the email address (that is the only automatically added contact detail) and cannot find the said contact, all that is left is sending feedback from the contact page and describing your issue there.
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frugalmuleAuthor Commented:
CodeTwo, that was it!

Ideally, clicking on "view this contacts details" from the modal window should have brought us into that particular contact or at least highlight it from the list. Instead, it just brings up a list with no way to find the contact other than to have previously highlighted the address itself. It's a bad design but did allow me to find the contact. Thank you.

I would like to continue with a new question without losing this original thread.
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