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Export OWA Contacts to CSV

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    In today's interconnected digital environment, managing your contacts efficiently across various platforms is vital. Exporting your Outlook Web Access (OWA) contacts to a CSV file is not just a savvy move for those looking to transition to another email service or computer, it is also a strategic step for those who aim to leverage contact data within spreadsheets like Excel or Google Docs. On this page, we'll delve into the nuts and bolts of what OWA Contacts are, present a step-by-step guide on how to export these contacts to a CSV file, explore the diverse use cases for such exports, introduce an innovative alternative to traditional CSV exports through Sourcetable, and address common queries in our comprehensive Q&A section about exporting OWA Contacts to CSV.

    What is OWA Contacts?

    OWA Contacts is the contacts feature within Outlook on the web, enabling users to manage their personal and professional connections effectively. It provides a comprehensive suite of tools for creating, viewing, and editing individual contact details. Beyond basic contact management, OWA Contacts extends its functionality to allow users to organize their contacts into lists, which can be particularly useful for sending group emails.

    Additionally, OWA Contacts offers management of favorites, enhancing accessibility to frequently contacted individuals. Integration capabilities are also a key aspect of OWA Contacts, allowing users to add contacts from other systems directly into their Outlook contacts. With options to personalize contacts by adding photos, and to tailor the display and sorting preferences, OWA Contacts offers a user-friendly and adaptable platform for contact management.

    For those needing to streamline their communication workflow, OWA Contacts also includes features for deleting contacts that are no longer needed, ensuring that users maintain an up-to-date and organized list of contacts. The versatility and comprehensive nature of OWA Contacts make it an essential tool for personal and business correspondence within Outlook on the web.

    How to Export OWA Contacts to a CSV File

    Exporting Contacts from Outlook on the Web

    To start exporting your contacts from Outlook on the web, first open the application. Choose 'File', then select 'Open & Export'. From the options presented, click on 'Import/Export'. Proceed by selecting 'Export to a file', and then choose 'Comma Separated Values'. In the 'Select folder to export from' box, pick the Contacts folder associated with your account. Click 'Next' to continue.

    Now, you need to choose where to save the CSV file. Browse for a folder, name your file, and select 'OK'. After that, click 'Finish' to complete the export process. To verify the export, open the .csv file in Excel and check that your contacts are listed. It's common to find empty cells within the CSV file, but you can update the file using Excel for any necessary changes. Remember, if you're using a friend's computer to export contacts, be sure to remove your account from their Outlook once done.

    Exporting Contacts from Outlook for Windows

    If you are using Outlook for Windows, the process begins similarly by exporting contacts to a CSV file. In Outlook, this process is known as creating a copy of your contacts, which is an export. After the CSV file is ready, it can be imported into another email account. To complete this action, follow the instructions provided for Outlook on the web, as the steps are identical for both platforms.

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    Import OWA Contacts Directly with Sourcetable

    Optimizing your workflow is crucial in today's fast-paced environment, and Sourcetable offers a seamless solution for managing your OWA Contacts. By using Sourcetable, you can bypass the tedious process of exporting your contacts to a CSV file and then importing them into another spreadsheet program. Sourcetable's capability to sync your live data directly from almost any app or database, including OWA, streamlines your data management tasks.

    Sourcetable is ideal for those who seek automation in their operations. With its ability to automatically pull in your data from multiple sources, you can ensure that your OWA Contacts are always up-to-date in your spreadsheets. Moreover, the familiar spreadsheet interface of Sourcetable makes querying your data straightforward and efficient, enhancing your business intelligence capabilities without the need for complex software or extensive training.

    Embrace the convenience and advanced functionality of Sourcetable to elevate your contact management and enjoy the benefits of real-time data synchronization and intuitive data manipulation. Let Sourcetable be the tool that propels your productivity forward.

    Common Use Cases

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      Use case 1: Importing contacts into other email apps like Gmail or Yahoo from Outlook.com or Outlook on the web
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      Use case 2: Importing contacts into different versions of Outlook using the exported CSV file
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      Use case 3: Backing up Outlook on the web contacts by saving them as a CSV file in the Downloads folder

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I export my contacts from Outlook to another email program?

    Yes, you can export contacts from Outlook to a Comma Separated Values (.csv) file, which can then be moved to another email program.

    How do I export my OWA Contacts to a CSV file?

    To export your contacts from Outlook for Windows, choose Import and Export from the File menu, select Export to a file, choose Comma Separated Values, select your Contacts folder, name your file, choose where to save it, and then choose Finish.

    Can I open the exported CSV file to check if all my contacts are there?

    Yes, you can open the new .csv file in Excel to verify your contacts are there.

    Will Outlook notify me when it has finished exporting my contacts?

    Outlook does not show a message when it has finished exporting your contacts.

    What should I do if I'm exporting to another Outlook program that isn't Microsoft 365 or Microsoft Exchange?

    If you're exporting to another Outlook program that isn't a Microsoft 365 or Microsoft Exchange account, you'll want to save this as a .pst file to import.


    Exporting your contacts from Outlook on the web (OWA) is a straightforward process that enables you to migrate your contacts into a variety of email applications such as Gmail, Yahoo, or other versions of Outlook. By following a few simple steps, you can create a .csv file of your contacts, which is conveniently saved to your computer's Downloads folder. This .csv file is essential for importing your contacts into another account, ensuring a smooth transition. If you prefer to bypass exporting to a CSV and instead directly import data into a spreadsheet, consider using Sourcetable. Sign up for Sourcetable today to streamline your data management tasks.

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