Happy to see this fixed for Notes 9

When a user or delegated user creates a contact within the mail file, the contact is later archived. The ProtectFromArchive, $NoPurge and ExcludeFromView fields are not being saved to the document when contacts are created in the mail file. These fields are generated on contacts in the local names.nsf Contacts lists.
Resolving the problem This problem was reported to IBM Development in SPR PBAO7NKL2X and is resolved in 8.5.4 (aka version 9).”

Technote 1621998: Personal Contacts are Archived when the mail file is archived