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How to Clean up Duplicate Contacts in Yahoo Mail

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How to Clean up Duplicate Contacts in Yahoo Mail

Yahoo recently announced a feature where in you can import all your Facebook contacts to Yahoo Mail. Now if you already have a big list of contacts in Yahoo Mail and also imported contacts from Facebook and other services like Gmail and Windows Live Mail, the obvious issue would be duplicate contacts. Yahoo mail has a feature called “Fix Duplicate Entries” by which you can clean up your Yahoo mail contact list.

Yahoo Mail

To get started, you need to open the contacts in Yahoo mail, on the right side you can see popular tools listed. Under popular tools you need to click the Fix Duplicate entries. Alternatively you can clean up duplicates from the tools menu in the contacts.

Fix Duplicates Clean up Duplicates

Once the tool searches your contacts, it lists out all the contacts with similar name, but having different email ID or address or other information.

merge contacts

You can either chose Merge all EXCACT button or click on next to view the actual contact.

Merge Contacts and save

The left panel shows the contact information before merge and right side panel shows after merge. Click on Save and Next will merge both the contacts. Although the service is in beta, it works well and merges all the contacts.

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Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .

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  1. Pingback: Merge Gmail, Windows Live, Facebook and Twitter Contacts in one Place | mathenjwa's

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