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Import Contacts from Yahoo Mail

Asked by RayArdia on 2008-03-11

Having now started to use Gutsy as my preferred OS, I want to import my contacts from my Yahoo mail account. Can anybody tell me how to do it please?

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Bhavani Shankar
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2008-03-12
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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #1

Hello Ray:

Export it as csv from evolution, then import it from thunderbird.

   1. Export the evolution address book with the evolution-addressbook-export utility in csv format
   2. Import it into Mozilla Thunderbird
   3. Export as needed in other formats to other mail clients (LDIF seems to work well for Yahoo! Mail…)

It’s really simple once you know what to use and where to find it:

/usr/lib/evolution/2.X/evolution-addressbook-export --format=csv > contacts.csv

Now just import it into Mozilla Thunderbird (Addressbook – Tools – Import).

More Info:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=2598314&postcount=1

Regards

Bhavani Shankar.

RayArdia (theallinsons) said : #2

Thankyou, have managed to sort it out!

Bhavani Shankar <email address hidden> wrote: Your question #26804 on evolution in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evolution/+question/26804

    Status: Open => Answered

Bhavani Shankar proposed the following answer:
Hello Ray:

Export it as csv from evolution, then import it from thunderbird.

   1. Export the evolution address book with the evolution-addressbook-export utility in csv format
   2. Import it into Mozilla Thunderbird
   3. Export as needed in other formats to other mail clients (LDIF seems to work well for Yahoo! Mail…)

It’s really simple once you know what to use and where to find it:

/usr/lib/evolution/2.X/evolution-addressbook-export --format=csv >
contacts.csv

Now just import it into Mozilla Thunderbird (Addressbook – Tools –
Import).

More Info:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=2598314&postcount=1

Regards

Bhavani Shankar.

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Best Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #3

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RayArdia (theallinsons) said : #4

Thanks Bhavani Shankar, that solved my question.