How to Import Contacts to Outlook Web Access

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How to Import Contacts to Outlook Web Access
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Outlook Web App (OWA), first released as Exchange Web Connect, and then renamed Outlook Web Access, is a client-side, Internet-based service for the Microsoft Exchange Server. Microsoft Exchange Server lets large organisations and businesses to control large databases of users, and clients use Outlook Web App to connect to the Exchange server. Clients can import and use their already existing address book from Microsoft Outlook.

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  1. 1

    First, set up your Exchange e-mail address with Outlook. On your computer, click "Start," then click "Control Panel," then click "Mail." Click "e-mail Accounts…" then click "Next."

  2. 2

    Click "Next," making sure "Microsoft Exchange Server" is selected from the list of options. Enter the address of the "Microsoft Exchange Server" in the box provided (this information can be provided to you by your network administrator). Enter your e-mail username, then click "Next." Enter your password when prompted, then click "OK" to connect, then "Next" to confirm set-up. Click "Finish" to finalise setting up Outlook with your Exchange Server.

  3. 3

    On your computer, click "Start," then "All Programs," then "Microsoft Outlook."

  4. 4

    In Microsoft Outlook, click "File," then "Import and Export." Select the method you want to use for importing the address book, then click "Next." Select "Personal Address Book," then click "Next" and "Next" again.

  5. 5

    Click "Contacts" from the "Personal Folders" folder tree, then click "Finish" to finalise importing your address book to your Outlook Web App account, via Outlook.

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