Wednesday, 22 May 2013

How To Import All Your Contacts To Outlook.com

No doubt Microsoft's Outlook.com is an awesome mail service provider. It's built-in deep integration with Windows and other Microsoft services like SkyDrive, Calendars, MSN makes it stand out of the crowd from the competition. Especially the Metro-styled GUI, which is so different from others and makes it so easy to navigate within.

I've myself made a switch to Outlook.com from Gmail sometime back and swear to god I'll never return. Never ever! It's so fast, so reliable. I would say Outlook.com is the best product Microsoft has ever launched after Office. One thing that I love about Outlook.com is it could easily sync between many mail providers and operating systems; including competitors' Macintosh and Google Chrome.
Here's a tutorial for you to help you with importing all your contacts to your new Outlook account.

Import from Twitter, LinkedIN and Facebook
  • Sign into Outlook.com with your credentials.
  • Navigate to People.
  • Choose the service from where you want to import your contacts.
Import from Gmail, Rediff or Yahoo Mail
  • To sync with Gmail, Yahoo Mail or any other service, login to your account go to Contacts.
  • Click on Export All.
  • Choose Outlook CSV format as download.
  • Once the download is complete upload the downloaded file to Outlook.com People and then Import from file.
  • Choose Outlook CSV format.
Import from Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod
To import contacts from your Apple device, you must have iCloud service active and all your contacts must have been backuped to Apple servers.
  • Navigate to iCloud.com from your PC or Mac's browser.
  • click on contacts choose the contact you want to import to Outlook or choose all download them by exporting as vCard.
  • Once the vCard file has been downloaded. Convert it into CSV file using any free online vCard to CSV converter.
  • After converting you can import all your contacts by Outlook.com People then Import from file.
Import from Android & Windows Phone
You can import your Android contacts with Outlook.com only by exporting all Android contacts to Gmail, then importing them via Outlook CSV file to your Outlook.com account. Download official Microsoft Outlook.com app from Google Play for syncing mails. Once you have installed the app, go to Settings and check Sync. Choose your syncing frequency. The app will automatically sync mails.

For syncing with Windows Phone, Microsoft has an official guide.
Link: Sync your Outlook contacts to Windows Phone.

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