Export Outlook Contacts to Google Gmail

Applies to
Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003
Microsoft Outlook® 2002

You can export your Outlook Contacts as a Comma Separated Values (.csv) file and then import your contacts into your Gmail account.

Export Outlook Contacts

  1. In Outlook, on the File menu, click Import and Export.
  2. Click Export to a file, and then click Next.
  3. Click Comma Separated Values (Windows), and then click Next.
  4. In the folder list, click the Contacts folder, and then click Next.
  5. Browse to the folder where you want to save the contacts as a .csv file.
  6. Type a name for the exported file, and then click OK.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Click Finish.

Import Contacts into Google Gmail

  1. Log on to Gmail, and then click Contacts at the top of the page.

The Contacts list opens in a new window.

  1. Click Import Contacts.
  2. Click Browse, and then navigate to the .csv file that you created in the "Export Outlook Contacts" section of this article.
  3. Select the file, and then click Import Contacts.

After your contacts are imported, a dialog box appears and displays the total number of contacts imported.

 Notes 

  • Outlook Contacts without an e-mail address are not imported.
  • Outlook distribution lists are not imported. Gmail does not support distribution lists.
  • If an Outlook Contact that matches an existing Gmail contact is imported, your Outlook Contact information replaces the Gmail contact.
 
 
Applies to:
Outlook 2003