Importing contacts to Mail: mass migration

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ampersandetc, May 23, 2011.

  1. ampersandetc macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    I am in the process of switching from yahoo mail to gmail via Mail app. (I pretty much never use the web-based version of Gmail, I like the Mail app interface better).

    I am wanting to import all my contacts from Yahoo in one easy step.
    So far I have managed to export all my yahoo contacts into a .csv file, but when I come to import them to mail it seems I can only do the import one address at the time.
    Needless to say, I don't want to sit there for hours importing the hundreds of contacts one at a time.

    FYI: I am using a 2011 MacBook Pro, running Mac OS X 10.6.7 and address book v 5.0.3, in case its relevant.

    Any advice on how to streamline this process would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried importing your contacts into Address Book? I think Mail.app uses that to keep your contacts organized.

    I'm not 100% sure though. I mainly use Fluid.app and GMail's web interface.
     
  3. ampersandetc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes, that is the process I'm trying to undertake, to directly import the .csv files en bloc into the Address Book app.
     
  4. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    I just went through the process of getting some contacts from Gmail and importing them into Address Book and it didn't do it one at a time with a .csv file.

    Anyway, have you tried syncing your Yahoo address book with Address Book.app by going to Address Book> Preferences> Accounts> Synchronize with Yahoo?

    PS: Make sure you have a backup of all your contacts from Yahoo in case something goes wrong.
     

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