Export Address Book from Windows® Live Mail
Windows Live Mail is an e-mail client application that is used for the purpose of managing various e-mail accounts. The application program can be viewed as the new program implemented by Microsoft for new Windows 7 users. The e-mail client application program provides the option to manage the e-mail applications along with other functionalities. The option for exporting the contacts in Windows Live Mail application can be processed with the help of the export option. The contacts will be stored inside the address book. The users can export various contacts in the address book with the help of export option. Another method to export contacts is to simply copy the contacts and transfer to other application. The need for transferring the contacts occurs when the users change the e-mail client.
Following are some ways to transfer the address book contacts from Windows Live Mail program to another e-mail client program:
- Access export option
- Import contacts
- Points to remember
Access Export Option
The export option for transferring the contacts can be accessed by users from File menu. For that, open Windows Live Mail application and click on 'File' menu at the top. From the drop down list of options, select 'Export' option. Now select the contacts option for exporting. Then choose a format for exporting the file of contacts. The format should be readable by the new e-mail client program too. Then, click on 'Export' option and also specify the location. Thus, the file is exported from the program.
The users should export the contacts in Windows Live Mail address book to another program through export and import functionalities. The exported items should be stored on any of the system locations. Then the exported contacts file can be imported into the new program using the import option. The import option also works in the same way as the export functionality. The file format should also be compatible with the new program.
Points to Remember
The users can export the contacts in the address book in any of the two universally-supported formats provided by Windows Live Mail. Make sure that the new program also supports the formats. The copy of exported contacts file can be maintained by users for the purpose of future uses or as a backup in case of any issues with the application. The users should also follow the steps in export wizard while selecting the file format. Desktop will be the most convenient location for storing the exported file.
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