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Export Contacts from Outlook Mac to CSV

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    Staying connected with clients and ensuring the security of their contact information are essential aspects of modern business practices. Exporting Contacts from Outlook Mac to a CSV file not only facilitates maintaining these connections but also serves as a robust backup solution, enabling users to manage and safeguard important client details effectively. On this informative page, we will delve into the essentials of Contacts from Outlook Mac, guide you through the process of exporting these contacts to a CSV file, explore various use cases for this export, and introduce an alternative method using Sourcetable. Plus, we'll address frequently asked questions about exporting Contacts from Outlook Mac to CSV, ensuring you have all the necessary knowledge to handle your contacts efficiently when loading them into a spreadsheet for enhanced data manipulation and analysis.

    What is Contacts from Outlook Mac?

    Contacts from Outlook Mac refers to both a software tool and a type of data within the Outlook for Mac application. As a software tool, it includes features that allow users to view, create, and edit individual contacts as well as contact lists. This functionality is accessed through the People page in Outlook for Mac. Users can create new contacts from scratch or add them directly from email messages. By default, contacts are saved in the Contacts folder, but they can also be organized and saved in different folders according to the user's preference.

    As a type of data, Contacts from Outlook Mac embodies the information stored about individuals within the application, such as names, email addresses, phone numbers, and other personal details. This data can be used for sending emails, scheduling meetings, and performing other communication tasks within Outlook for Mac. Additionally, the Contact support service in Outlook for Mac version 15.34 (170515) and later provides a direct way to reach support agents, although availability may be subject to certain restrictions such as admin control, IT policy, and regional availability.

    Exporting Contacts from Outlook for Mac to a CSV File

    Using the Export Function

    To export your contacts from Outlook for Mac, you can use the built-in Export function. Open Outlook and navigate to the Contacts section. Once there, look for the 'File' menu at the top of the screen. Under 'File', select 'Export'. In the export window, choose to export contacts to a CSV file. Follow the prompts to select which contacts you wish to export and where to save the CSV file on your computer.

    Importing CSV Files into Outlook

    Once you have a CSV file, you can easily import it into the Outlook application on another computer. To do this, open Outlook and go to the 'File' menu. Select 'Import', and then choose to import from a CSV file. Follow the on-screen instructions to select the CSV file you exported earlier and complete the import process, which will add the contacts to your Outlook on the new machine.

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    Streamline Your Contact Management with Sourcetable

    With Sourcetable, you can effortlessly import your Contacts from Outlook Mac directly into a powerful spreadsheet without the traditional export to CSV. Sourcetable's ability to sync your live data from a diverse range of apps and databases, including Outlook Mac, provides a seamless integration process. This eliminates the cumbersome steps of exporting and then importing contacts, thereby saving you valuable time and reducing the risk of data loss or corruption that can occur during the transfer process.

    Moreover, Sourcetable simplifies your workflow by allowing you to automatically pull in data from multiple sources into one central location. Its user-friendly spreadsheet interface is perfect for performing queries and analyzing your contact data without the need for complex software or technical expertise. For those looking to enhance automation and business intelligence within their contact management practices, Sourcetable stands out as an efficient solution over traditional CSV exports and imports.

    Common Use Cases

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      Use case 1: Importing Outlook contacts into another email service such as Gmail, Yahoo, or Thunderbird
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      Use case 2: Transferring contacts from Outlook to a mobile device using Wondershare MobileTrans
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      Use case 3: Merging duplicate contacts in an existing CSV file using MobileTrans
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      Use case 4: Backing up Outlook contacts to a CSV file for data archival purposes
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      Use case 5: Moving contacts from Outlook.com or Hotmail.com to a desktop email client that supports CSV import

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I export contacts directly from Outlook Mac to CSV using the desktop client?

    No, the Outlook desktop client on Mac can only export contacts in OLM format. To get them in CSV format, you need to use the Outlook.com web app.

    How do I export contacts from Outlook Mac to a CSV file?

    You can only export contacts in CSV format from Outlook Mac through Outlook.com. First, select 'People' in Outlook.com, click on 'Manage', choose 'Export Contacts', and then export the contacts to CSV format.

    Do I need a third-party tool to convert OLM files to CSV?

    Yes, after exporting contacts from Outlook to OLM, you need an OLM to CSV converter to convert the OLM file to CSV.

    Can I use Wondershare MobileTrans to export contacts from Outlook Mac to my phone?

    Wondershare MobileTrans is recommended for exporting Outlook contacts to a phone, but it is not used for converting into CSV format. It is a third-party tool used for transferring contacts from your PC to your phone.

    What are the steps to export contacts from Outlook Mac to CSV using Outlook.com?

    First, go to Outlook.com and select 'People'. Then click on 'Manage' and choose 'Export Contacts'. Finally, export the contacts to CSV format.


    Exporting your contacts from Outlook on a Mac to a CSV file can be achieved by utilizing Outlook.com or by employing the aid of Wondershare MobileTrans, a versatile tool that supports both Mac and Windows platforms. This software not only facilitates the transfer of contacts to your phone via a CSV or VCF file but also offers the convenience of merging duplicates, ensuring your contacts are organized and up-to-date. While these methods are effective, you can streamline the import process directly into a spreadsheet with Sourcetable, bypassing the CSV export entirely. Sign up for Sourcetable today to get started and enhance your data management with ease.

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