Import Address Book to Microsoft® Outlook
What are the benefits of importing Address Book from other e-mail clients to Microsoft Outlook? Get tips to carry out the process.
There are a number of e-mail client programs which are designed to support e-mailing needs of your system. These include Hot Mail, MSN etc. You may be using any of these e-mail client programs in your system by default. But, if you are going to use the latest e-mail client programs like Microsoft Outlook in your system you need to import address book to the program. This is needed so as to use the entries in the other e-mail client. The importing of address book is a reliable backup method for your contacts. To do this, you need to export contacts from other e-mail programs to a CSV folder which can then be imported to Microsoft Outlook.
Here are some notes on importing address book from other e-mail clients to Microsoft Outlook:
- Steps to import
- Indicate the handling option
- Tips to take care
Steps to import
There are some steps to be followed to import address book from other e-mail clients to Microsoft Outlook. To do this, you need to open the application and select the 'Contacts' button. You need to then select the File menu and then Import and Export option. Next step is to select the 'Import from another program or file' option. You need to then select the Comma Separated Values. You can then click the 'Browse' button and get the contact folder saved in the desktop. The next step is to select 'Contacts' as the destination folder and then click the 'Finish' button.
Indicate the handling option
It is possible to select how you need the application to handle the imported address book entries. These contacts will overlap with the existing contacts of Microsoft Outlook. By default, this selection allows duplicates to be created. You can select and deselect these options as per your needs.
There are some tips to take care while importing address book from other e-mail clients to Microsoft Outlook. You need to close other e-mail accounts while the importing process is on. Open e-mail windows may cause interruption in the importing process. It is advisable to update the application with the latest features before you start importing. It is also important to clear the cache files. This is needed so as to create free space that is required for the process to be effectively completed.
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