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Import Contacts from Gmail to Thunderbird

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#1 Artbuc


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 03:07 AM

When I imported the Gmail csv contacts file, all info was there but some was in the wrong field. Took me a while to manually cut/paste to get info in the right place. Did I do something wrong or was this inevitable? Thanks.

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#2 britechguy


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 09:24 AM

It's been ages since I last did this but if memory serves part of the import process is mapping which fields in your CSV file will be assigned to which fields in Gmail contacts.


It can get interesting when Gmail isn't quite sure what to do with certain fields and they get automatically mapped to the incorrect field, and many will if you just click on through without taking the time to check that, "Name goes to First name, Surname goes to Last name, etc., etc., etc.," depending on what the columns are called in the exported CSV file and what Gmail calls the same thing.

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