Restore email contacts

Missing some or all of your contacts in AT&T Mail? Learn how to recover individual contacts or all contacts from a backup.

Restore individual email contacts

Generally, you can restore individual contacts you deleted in the past 30 days.
  1. Select Contacts Contacts icon (it’s to the right of your inbox).
  2. Select Deleted Contacts.
  3. Check the box beside each contact to restore.
  4. Select Restore and then to confirm, select Restore again. The contacts are returned to your AT&T Contacts.
  5. Select Done.

Restore all email contacts

If you can’t find the contacts you're looking for in Deleted Contacts, you can restore your full list of contacts.

Good to know: If you choose to restore all your contacts, you'll restore them from a backup from a particular date. If you’ve added new contacts since the backup, you’ll lose them. Before you try to restore your contacts, back up your current list by exporting them.

To restore all of your contacts:
  1. Select Contacts Contacts icon and then Deleted Contacts.
  2. Choose Restore from backup.
  3. Select the date and time you want to restore your contacts to. If there isn't a list of dates available, we couldn't find any contacts from your address book to restore.
  4. Select Restore. You’ll see a confirmation if your contacts were restored successfully.
Last updated: December 7, 2022

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