Importing contacts into Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sotofish, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. sotofish macrumors member

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    #1
    I have a 36 page text file of all my emails I'm trying to import into Mail. There's a few thousand emails so I tried dragging and dropping but that didn't work. It'll take days to copy and paste each one individually. Any ideas i should try?
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Not sure about text files, but email addresses should go in Address Book and not Mail... :)

    And Address Book has an Import -> Text file... option under the File menu... ;)
     
  3. sotofish thread starter macrumors member

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    My bad, I meant Address Book. When I go to Import, the only options are vCard and Ldif.... I don't see any Text File... I have Address Book 3.1.2 I wonder if newer versions have an import from text feature...
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    That's possible... I have Address Book 4.0.3... :eek: time to upgrade to Tiger, maybe...? ;)
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i have a newer version of Address Book. 4.0.3 that has import text file. :eek:
    guess an upgrade would be needed for this feature.
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    You could try downloading Mozilla (or maybe Thunderbird) which I think can import addresses from text files, and then export them in LDIF or vCard format...
     

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