Windows® Live Mail contacts export
Learn about exporting contacts from Windows Live Mail to other e-mail clients
Windows Live Mail is an application program used for the purpose of managing the various e-mail accounts on a single platform. The user is provided with various options like import and export functionalities in the Windows Live Mail application along with calendars, newsgroups, RSS feeds, etc. The export option in the application helps the user to export the various contacts in Windows Live Mail to any other e-mail clients. The user can thus reduce the effort of adding the contacts in the newly installed e-mail application program other than the Windows Live Mail. The export option will save the contacts in either business card format or in comma separated values format in a file at the location specified by the user. The other program can access the contacts file through the import functionality.
Discussed below are some points related to the exporting of contacts from Windows Live Mail:
- Need to export contacts
- Steps to follow while exporting contacts
- Common things to keep in mind while exporting contacts
Need to export contacts
The exporting of contacts from the Windows Live Mail application to another e-mail client is needed when the users have another e-mail application program installed on the system like Microsoft Outlook. The exporting is also needed when the user changes the computer or the operating system. The task of creating the contacts in the new program can be reduced by exporting the already created contacts in the old program.
Steps to follow while exporting contacts
Open the Windows Live Mail application window and select the 'File' option from the top. Then click on the 'Export' option and choose one among the format for exporting the contacts. Now follow the instructions of the exporting program by saving the contacts file at any system location. After exporting, import the contacts exported from Windows Live Mail from the other program.
The user can export the contacts on the Windows Live Mail program either through the 'File' menu or through the Windows Live contacts. Easy launching of the Windows Live Contacts can be done by pressing the 'Ctrl' + 'Shift' + 'C' buttons. In the Windows Live Mail contacts window, click on the 'Show' menu button and select the 'Export' option. The user can export the contacts in the Windows Live Mail in two formats, that is, business card and comma separated values.
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