Importing A CSV File into Microsoft® Outlook Express
Get to know more about importing a CSV file into Microsoft Outlook Express
The CSV file is an acronym for Comma separated value. The CSV file refers to a file which is used to store database information in an e-mail client program. The CSV file is useful in data storing. It is because the CSV files store each character including a comma. The CSV file can be referred to as a simple text file also. The file can be easily opened in Notepad.exe. In the CSV file, a comma is used to distinguish each record in the file. The CSV file is useful in storing your personal data like contacts and addresses, etc.
Here are some notes on importing a CSV file into Microsoft Outlook Express:
- Need to Import
- Export CSV Files
- Import CSV Files
Need to Import
There are some situations when you need to import CSV files from other e-mail programs into Outlook Express. You may be using Outlook Express as the default e-mail program in your system. At this time, you need to import contacts from other e-mail accounts so as to avoid re-entering contact details each time. You can get all contacts saved in Outlook Express as the CSV file has been imported once.
Export CSV files
The first step in importing the CSV file into Outlook Express is to export it. To do this, you need to open the E-mail program from which you need to export the CSV file. Then you need to select the Import and Export option. You need to then select 'Import' from another program or file option. Next step is to select the Comma Separated Values or CSV files. You need to then click the Browser button and select the desired file. You can then select the folder which you need to import. Now, click the 'Finish' button and get it exported.
You can now start importing CSV files into Outlook Express. To do this, you need to open Outlook Express application first. Then, you need to select 'File' menu of the application; it will display a drop-down menu. From the menu, you need to select 'Import' option. You must then select the 'Other Address Book' option. You can then navigate to the location where the CSV file has been stored. You need to click the file name and select it. Then select the 'Open' button and get the file loaded to Outlook Express.
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