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How to Import Contacts from Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo to Outlook 2010

In case you are using Google Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo Mail, you can import your contacts to Outlook 2010. By this way you can have all the contacts in one single place. Using the Outlook Import Wizard you can easily imports contacts in comma separated values (CSV) format from any email service provides like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and also AOL mail. You can edit these contacts once you have imported them.

Outlook 2010

For importing contacts to Outlook 2010, first step, you need to login to your webmail and then open the contacts. If you are using Gmail or Yahoo or Hotmail, it provides an interface where you can download the contacts as CSV format.

Once downloaded, open Outlook 2010 and click the File tab, select Open and there you can find the option Import.

Contacts Import

In the Import wizard, select “Import from another program or file” option.

Import from another program

In the next step, select “Comma separated values (Windows)” option and click next.

Comma separated values

Now select the file you have downloaded while exporting contacts from your service provider.

Select File to Import

Now select the destination folder in your mailbox.

Select destination folder

You can map custom fields and also change the destination folder.

Import file

Clicking on next will start the import process and this might take some time based on the number of contacts available in your address book.

Importing  contacts

Once the import is completed, you can see all the contacts available in your Outlook 2010 contacts.

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1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Kiran

    May 3, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Thanks sir, it helps me great for importing my yahoo contacts into Outlook 2010.
    Keep it up.

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