How to Export Your AOL Mail Contacts Step By Step

18 Jan

You have many contacts in your AOL Mail address book. If you would like to use those self-same contacts in another email service, export the address book data out of AOL Mail. The format you select depends on the preference of the alternate email service provider. 

Generating an AOL Mail Contacts File

When you export contacts from the AOL Mail address, the available file formats import the contacts into most email programs and services, either directly or through a translator.
To save your AOL Mail book to a file: 
1. Go to the AOL Mail folder list and select Contacts.

2. In the Contacts toolbar, select More and choose Export. 
3. In the Export Contacts panel, choose CSV.
4. Select Export. 
5. A file titled the CSV file into most other email programs (import CSV into Outlook and import CSV into Gmail). Although each email served contacts.csv will download on your computer. 

You can import the CSV file into most other email programs (import CSV into Outlook and import CSV into Gmail). Although each email service differs, generally, you import the saved file by trying to find the Import option within the email program or within the address book or contacts list that's employed by the e-mail program. once you find it, select Import and choose the exported file of your contacts to transfer them to the e-mail service.

Fields and get in touch with Details Included in an Exported CSV File

AOL Mail exports all the fields a contact has in your AOL Mail address book to the CSV (or plain text or LDIF) file. This includes first and surname, AIM nickname, phone numbers, street addresses, and everyone email addresses.

Import Contacts from another Program

If you've got a CSV file that contains contacts from another email application, like Outlook or Gmail, import those contacts into your AOL Mail account.

  • 1. Log in to your AOL Mail account.
  • 2. Go to the folders list and choose Contacts.
  • 3. Go to the toolbar at the highest of the contact list, select the More drop-down arrow, then choose Import.
  • 4. Select CSV, prefer to Browse for File, then find the CSV file saved on your computer.
  • 5. Select Open. AOL Mail notifies you that the contact list has been imported.

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