How do I import contacts from other accounts into my Yahoo Mail Contacts?

You can import your contacts from a desktop email program, such as Outlook, Outlook Express, or Thunderbird; from a web based email service such as Gmail or Hotmail; or from Facebook:

To import from another web based service:

  1. Sign in to your Business Email account.

  2. Click the Contacts tab.

    Business Email Contacts Tab
    Business Email Contacts Tab

  3. Click the "Import Contacts" link.

    Contacts: Import Contacts Link
    Contacts: Import Contacts Link

  4. Select the source for the import.

    Business Email Contacts - Import Sources Icons
    Business Email Contacts - Import Sources Icons

  5. Enter the login information for the account you are importing from. If you are already logged in, you may not be prompted to re-inter the login credentials.

    Business Email Contacts - Facebook Import Login Fields
    Business Email Contacts - Facebook Import Login Fields

    Business Email Contacts - Import Login Fields
    Business Email Contacts - Import Login Fields

  6. Give Yahoo permission to obtain the contacts.

    Business Email Contacts - Facebook Share with Yahoo Dialog Window
    Business Email Contacts - Facebook Share with Yahoo Dialog Window

    Business Email Contacts -Share With Yahoo Permissions Checkbox and Continue Button
    Business Email Contacts -Share With Yahoo Permissions Checkbox and Continue Button

  7. Contacts from Facebook will all be imported automatically.

    When importing from most other services you can select whether to import all contacts or choose specific contacts to import.

    Business Email Contacts - Select Contacts to Import
    Business Email Contacts - Select Contacts to Import

    And whether to notify those contacts of your new email address.

    Business Email Contacts - Import Notification Options
    Business Email Contacts - Import Notification Options

  8. When the import is complete, you will receive a confirmation message.

    Business Email Contacts - Facebook Import Confirmation Message
    Business Email Contacts - Facebook Import Confirmation Message

    Business Email Contacts - Import Confirmation Message
    Business Email Contacts - Import Confirmation Message

To import from a desktop email program:

  1. Export contact files from your desktop email program. Before contacts can be imported to Yahoo Contacts, they must be exported from the desktop email program to a ".csv" or ".vcf" file format. If you don't know how to export contacts from your desktop email program, please consult the program's help section for assistance.
  2. Sign in to your Business Email account.

  3. Click the Contacts tab.

    Business Email Contacts Tab
    Business Email Contacts Tab

  4. Click the "Import Contacts" link.

    Contacts: Import Contacts Link
    Contacts: Import Contacts Link

  5. Select "Others" as the source for the import.

    Business Email Contacts - Import Sources Icons: Others
    Business Email Contacts - Import Sources Icons: Others

  6. Select "A desktop email program" as the source

    Business Email Contacts - Import Selection: Desktop Email Program
    Business Email Contacts - Import Selection: Desktop Email Program

  7. Click the Choose File button.

    Business Email Contacts - Import from Desktop Email Program Choose File Button
    Business Email Contacts - Import from Desktop Email Program Choose File Button

  8. Browse to the file you saved on your computer in step one (1.), select it, and then click the Open button.

    Business Email Contacts - Import File Browser Window
    Business Email Contacts - Import File Browser Window

  9. The file name will be shown to the right of the Choose File button.

    Business Email Contacts - Import Choose File Button with Selected File Name
    Business Email Contacts - Import Choose File Button with Selected File Name

  10. Click the Continue button.

    Business Email Contacts - Import File Continue Button
    Business Email Contacts - Import File Continue Button

  11. Select whether to import all contacts or choose specific contacts to import and then click the Import button.

    Business Email Contacts - Select Contacts to Import from File
    Business Email Contacts - Select Contacts to Import from File

  12. Select whether to notify contacts of the new email address and click either the Finish button or the "Skip notification & Just Import" link.

    Business Email Contacts - Import Notification Options
    Business Email Contacts - Import Notification Options

  13. When the import is complete, you will receive a confirmation message.

    Business Email Contacts - Import Confirmation Message
    Business Email Contacts - Import Confirmation Message

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