Sunday, August 19, 2007

Expoting contacts to thunderbird

Expoting Gmail contacts to Mozilla has to be done in/through .csv format. To export contacts first save your gmail addressbook on your comp then import it to thunderbird

To export your Gmail address book:

  • Select Contacts .
  • Now click Export at the top.
  • Select "Outlook CSV (for import into Outlook clients)"
  • Click Export Contacts.
  • Save "Gmail-to-outlook.csv" file .

Now you need to import it into Thunderbird.

  • Go to Thunderbird

  • Select Tools

  • Click Import

  • Select Address Books as the imprting option.
  • Click Next

  • Select Text file (LDIF,.tab,.csv,.txt)

  • Click Next .

  • Select the "gmail-to-outlook.csv" file you just created.

  • Make sure First record contains field names is checked.

  • Use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to match Mozilla Thunderbird address book fields on the left with Gmail fields on the right.
  • Click OK.

  • Finally click Finish.

To export contacts to otherClick here

To import contactsClick here


Anonymous said...

I tried this, but the import script displays all info from the imported file in one line:
"display name: name primary email address:"
Sometimes there's a comma between name and primary address, sometimes not, sometimes there's a surname, sometimes not, some entries don't seem to have a name.

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