Exporting Outlook® Express Address Book into Gmail®
Get to know more about importing Microsoft Outlook Express Contacts into Gmail
Microsoft Outlook Express is one of the most popular e-mail clients which is different from the web mail that you access online. Microsoft Outlook Express has got firm privacy and security features, which support digital IDs and S/MIME encryption. It is even able to manage multiple MSN, POP, IMAP and Hotmail accounts. Microsoft Outlook Express supports S/MIME –encrypted e-mails and TLS/SSL encryption for server connection. With the help of Microsoft Outlook Express you can compose and receive rich mails. Gmail is a web mail service which is offered by gmail.com. Gmail has got interesting features like spam filter, unlimited storage and mobile phone access. With the advantage of Quick Contacts and Keyboard shortcuts, you can get your e-mail faster. Gmail is also capable of supporting all kinds of browsers.
Following paragraphs explain the need of importing contacts of address book from Microsoft Outlook Express to Gmail, ways to import, and associated issues:
- Need of Exporting
- Ways to Import
Need of Exporting
You need to export the contacts of address book from your existing Microsoft Outlook Express when you reinstall the operating system in your PC or when you move to a new computer. You might have to synchronize Microsoft Outlook Express between home and office PCs. There are many ways to export Microsoft Outlook Express data. You can either use the inbound Microsoft Outlook Express exporting functions or can make use of some third-party software.
Ways to Import
In order to import Microsoft Outlook Express address book into Gmail, you need to follow certain steps. First you should arrange all the contacts in the address book to a CSV file. Then you need to go to 'Contacts' and click on 'Import'. After that you need to select the appropriate CSV file and click on 'Import'. Finally click on 'OK'.
While importing Microsoft Outlook Express Contacts into Gmail, you might face certain issues if you fail to follow the steps correctly. While importing, you might need to convert certain file formats. You would have to do it accordingly so as to avoid issues. As there are chances of losing your data, it is recommended to keep its backup.
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