How to Transfer an Excel Email Address to Lotus Notes

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How to Transfer an Excel Email Address to Lotus Notes
Moving a list of e-mail addresses from Excel to Lotus Notes is easy. (e-mail image by Soja Andrzej from

Excel will convert an e-mail address into a click-able link. Sometimes, it's necessary to copy that e-mail address into Lotus Notes (or another e-mail program) to add it to your contacts.

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Things you need

  • Excel 1995 or later
  • Lotus Notes 8.0 or later

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  1. 1

    Open Excel. Select the email address you want to transfer.

  2. 2

    Press "Ctrl-C" to copy the email address.

  3. 3

    Open Lotus Notes. Click on the menu item for "File" and select "New Contact." In the dialogue window that opens up, select the field labelled "email address" and press "Ctrl-V" to paste the email address in.

  1. 1

    Open the Excel workbook with the list of e-mail addresses you want to import.

  2. 2

    Click on the "Office" button in Excel, and select "Save As" from the menu item.

  3. 3

    Choose Comma Separated Values (*.csv) from the file format drop down on the menu that appears. Click the button that says "Save."

  4. 4

    Open Lotus Notes. Click on the "File" menu item, and select "Import."

  5. 5

    Select "Browse" from the menu. In the dialogue box that appears, select the CSV file you created earlier. Select "Open" from the dialogue box.

Tips and warnings

  • Lotus Notes will merge imported contacts with your existing contacts, rather than overwrite them.
  • In earlier versions of Lotus Notes, you may need to save the Excel data as a WKS (Lotus 1-2-3 Worksheet) file.

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