Adding Outlook Express Contacts
If you do not want to manage all your contacts manually, perhaps you want to know how to sync contacts from a computer program. If you would like to add Outlook Express contacts to your iPod Touch, the process is the same no matter what program you use.
Here is how to do it. Plug your iPod into the computer and launch iTunes. Wait for iTunes to recognize the iPod and display the name in the Devices pane on the left side of the window. If you are on iTunes 7, 8 or 9, select the Contacts button. On iTunes 10, select the Info button and then look at the Contacts category.
Place a check mark on the Synchronize contacts from... box. This will open up a new drop-down menu with a list of options available to you on your computer. Naturally, if you want to sync from Outlook Express, it must be installed on this computer.
Select Outlook Express (or any other option, for that matter) from the drop-down menu. Choose Apply to sync the contacts from Outlook Express to your iPod Touch.
Remember that if you sync these contacts from the program, you may not be able to edit them or delete them manually from your iPod Touch directly. If you need to edit those contacts and keep them updated with your Outlook Express, then you will need to add or delete them from OE itself, not from the iPod.
In addition, whenever you plug in your iPod and sync it, it will re-sync with your Outlook Express contacts, so remember that if you have to make significant changes to either program or device.