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Importing Address Books in W8 Outlook.com


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#1 clayto

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 04:36 PM

I have been trying for some time to find how to Import an Address Book / Contacts in the Outlook email program which came with Windows 8.1.  I thought I nearly hand it---  ie. Mail Migration --- it was supposed to be explained in the link I reproduce below.  But the link does not work!  Every Search I use says the webpage does not exist.There must be a way to Import addresses, surely?

 
 
Can anyone give advice on this?
 
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Posted 24 January 2015 - 12:07 PM

Are you using Outlook 2013, or the default Outlook program that came with Windows 8?

 

If you are using the mail app that came with Windows, you can't "import" your contacts, because the app is actually a browser interface. Instead, if you are using a web-based mail program like Hotmail, Gmail, you add that email account to the mail app.

 

If you are trying to import the information from a .pst file, you will need to upload the contacts to Hotmail or Outlook.com via another Outlook client -- not the app, but the Outlook program that comes bundled with Office.



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Posted 29 January 2015 - 11:01 AM

Thanks for the postings. I have resolved my problem. I had a look at Windows Live Mail which I had heard of but for some reason was under the impression it was not much good. The reverse is true, it is the best email program I have seen by far ---- but in particular it has a perfectly clear Import / Export option. My csv Address Book imported into it with ease and furthermore, when I opened Outlook.com the previously empty People pages were populated with my email addresses. So it seems an easy way to import into People is to do it via Windows Live Mail.

 

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 11:04 AM

Glad you got that resolved. :)




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