If organizing contact list in multiple accounts have baffled you then its better to import all the contacts into Outlook 2010 as it provides an easy way to manage contact list. Through Outlook import wizard, you can instantly import GMail, Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL, etc contacts into Outlook Contact folder and organize them under one window. In this post we will show how to import GMail and Hotmail contacts list, the procedure is same for all other online email services.
Exporting GMail Contacts
Open Gmail account, from left sidebar, click Contacts.
In main Contacts window, click Export
Under export window, enable Everyone (All Contacts) checkbox and from Which Export format, enable Outlook CSV format option. Click Export to save the contacts list on local drive.
Exporting Hotmail Contacts
Open Hotmail mail window, from left side bar, click Contact list.
Contacts main window will appear. In contact list, enable check box adjacent to Name title to select complete contact list and from Manage drop-down list, select Export.
Enter captcha and click Export to save this file on local drive.
Importing Contacts In Outlook
Launch Outlook 2010, in File menu, click Open, and finally click Import.
It will bring up Import and Export Wizard. Select Import from another program or file from the list and click Next.
In this step, select Comma Separated Values (DOS) and hit Next.
Now click Browse button to select the Gmail contacts CSV file and click OK in Browse window.
For preventing duplicate contacts, enable Do not import duplicate items option and click Next to proceed further.
Select the Contacts folder from the Destination folder list and click Next.
In the last step of wizard, you can Map contact list by clicking Map Custom Fields. Click Finish to end the wizard.
Outlook will successfully import Gmail contacts in Contact list. For importing Hotmail contact list follow the same import procedure.
When done, from left sidebar click Contacts.
It will open Contact main window, now verify the imported contact list and add additional contacts details as desired.
If you need to sync Google GMail contacts with Outlook 2010, Go Contact Sync will help.