How to Transfer My AOL Contacts to Microsoft Outlook

Updated March 23, 2017

If you are considering using your AOL WebMail in Outlook, or if you have an e-mail account with both services, you can transfer your AOL contacts to Microsoft Outlook. The easiest way to transfer this data is by exporting a comma-separated value, or CSV, file, which is compatible with most e-mail client programs, including Microsoft Outlook.

Sign in to your AOL WebMail account and select “Contacts” from the left panel.

Choose “Export” under the “Tools” drop-down menu. Select the “Comma-separated value (CSV)” radio button and then click “Export.”

Select “Save” when the “File download” dialogue box opens and then choose a destination for the file on your computer. You have successfully exported your AOL WebMail contacts.

Launch Outlook 2007. Choose “Import and Export” from the “File” menu.

Select “Import from another program or file” and then hit “Next.”

Choose “Comma Separated Values (Windows)” and then select “Next.”

Select the AOL WebMail CSV file you downloaded. Choose “Do not import duplicate items” and then hit “Next.”

Specify which folder you would like Outlook to import the data to, select “Next” and then choose “Finish.”

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