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Daniel Brennan
07-09-2005, 10:19 PM
Is it possible to import an address book from Hotmail to Outlook Express?
How?

N. Miller
07-09-2005, 10:19 PM
On Wed, 11 May 2005 11:19:25 -0400, Daniel Brennan wrote:

> Is it possible to import an address book from Hotmail to Outlook Express?
> How?

I don't know. There is a "Synchronize" option in the MSN Hotmail web view,
but it didn't do anything except take me to a premium service page. Perhaps
it is a premium function which requires a paid MSN Hotmail Plus account to
work properly.

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Kuay Tim
07-09-2005, 10:19 PM
Hi Daniel,

As N.Miller pointed out it is possible to synchronize the Hotmail book with
the Windows Address Book if the Hotmail account is entered in Outlook
Express. It is no longer possible to use Outlook Express with a free Hotmail
account that has never been used with OE.

It is possible to put all the Hotmail address book entries on the "To:" line
of a new message and copy them to a Notepad document. These entries can then
be edited to create a comma-separated values file. One or more fields of
information can be included, but it is necessary to stick to the correct
format for this type of file. When done save as another type of file (not a
text file) with the .csv extension. (Example: "HotMAddy.csv" <no quotes>).

One field (E-mail Address) is the simplest way to avoid error, and does not
even require commas to be used. Names and display names would have to be
added later.

<example follows -- note: include the first line>

E-mail Address
kuaytim@myisp.net

<end example -- put each address on its own line>

The CSV file can then be used when importing addresses into the Windows
Address Book.

More Information

Another example using four fields can be found at the bottom of this
(linked) page:
http://home.earthlink.net/~kuaytim/exportwab.htm




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Tim K.
aka Kuay Tim
MS-MVP - (IE/OE)
Lynnwood, WA
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"Daniel Brennan" <danielbrennan000@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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Is it possible to import an address book from Hotmail to Outlook Express?
How?

PA Bear
07-09-2005, 10:19 PM
Would Daniel settle for the reverse, importing OE contacts into Hotmail
Contacts?

See www.hotmail.com > Options > Contacts > Import Contacts
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~PA Bear


Kuay Tim wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
>
> As N.Miller pointed out it is possible to synchronize the Hotmail book
> with the Windows Address Book if the Hotmail account is entered in Outlook
> Express. It is no longer possible to use Outlook Express with a free
> Hotmail account that has never been used with OE.
>
> It is possible to put all the Hotmail address book entries on the "To:"
> line of a new message and copy them to a Notepad document. These entries
> can then be edited to create a comma-separated values file. One or more
> fields of information can be included, but it is necessary to stick to
> the correct format for this type of file. When done save as another type
> of file (not a text file) with the .csv extension. (Example:
> "HotMAddy.csv" <no quotes>).
>
> One field (E-mail Address) is the simplest way to avoid error, and does
> not even require commas to be used. Names and display names would have to
> be added later.
>
> <example follows -- note: include the first line>
>
> E-mail Address
> kuaytim@myisp.net
>
> <end example -- put each address on its own line>
>
> The CSV file can then be used when importing addresses into the Windows
> Address Book.
>
> More Information
>
> Another example using four fields can be found at the bottom of this
> (linked) page:
> http://home.earthlink.net/~kuaytim/exportwab.htm


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