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Outlook and Msn

by phantazy / March 22, 2006 6:01 AM PST

Like Buzz Bee below, I am new to Outlook 2003. Not really, but my saved emails are now so varied that Outlook is a better handler. My question is, I have currently no contact list in Outlook, how do I migrate the large address book of email addresses in Msn, without doing it manually? I can't seem to find an import or export facility for addresses in either program.TIA (Kees, are you there??!)

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by phantazy / March 22, 2006 6:50 AM PST
In reply to: Outlook and Msn

In haste referred to Msn as a program, which it isn't.

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Re: Outlook and msn
by Kees Bakker / March 22, 2006 4:46 PM PST
In reply to: Outlook and Msn

All msn-data, I think, are somewhere on a Microsoft server. It's web-based, isn't it. And if Microsoft choose to NOT make an export to your PC, there isn't. Retyping (or copy/paste) is the only way then.

If MSN were a paid service, I would advice you to contact their customer help desk. But I'm afraid custom support is lacking.

I don't know MSN (well, I know that it exists, and both my children are using it to communicate with their friends), so this is all the help I'm able to give. Sorry for that.


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Thanks, Kees
by phantazy / March 22, 2006 7:36 PM PST
In reply to: Re: Outlook and msn

I feared as much. I'm resigned to an hour and a half of copying and pasting! Thanks for your help.

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I once had
by PudgyOne / March 23, 2006 4:31 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks, Kees

I once had an email account with

Back when it was FREE and you could use Outlook Express with it for FREE.

I opened Outlook Express and then opened the Address Book. At the top of the Address click on tools and click on syncronize,(if it's not greyed out). It would syncronize Outlook Express with the webserver address book.

If this works, then export the address book to Excel.

Then open Outlook and import the address book to Outlook from Excel.

Hope this works. This will only work if you have a paid version of MSN.


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