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Custom Contact List: has to be auto-populated with users and manually insert others contact

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 10, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
Hi All, is it possible to create a custom contact list that automatically insert user as contact? I have to use it to send auto-email to the people in the contact list... (ant they can be user or not) Thanks All Vit

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