Importing Address Books

If you are migrating from another personal information manager or e-mail client and want to import your address book or contact list, Outlook contains different conversion filters for this purpose. Outlook even provides you with an Import / Export Wizard that walks you through the steps of importing address lists and address books from these other software packages.

Step by Step

  1. Click File, and then select Import and Export. The Outlook Import and Export Wizard opens.
    Outlook Tips & Tricks : Importing Address Books and Contact Lists
  2. On the first wizard screen, you can choose to import e-mail and contacts information from another e-mail client, such as Outlook Express or Netscape, by selecting Importing Internet Mail and Addresses, then click Next.
  3. Select the e-mail client, such as Outlook Express, that holds the information that you will import to Outlook. Then click Next.
  4. Choose the Outlook Address book that will hold the imported information. Choose the Personal Address Book option or the Outlook Contacts Folder option button to specify the destination for the imported records.
  5. After making your selections, click Finish.

View MX-Contact Data Import facility.