Exporting your email address book from Outlook Express into Yahoo email isn’t as hard as you’d think. In fact it should only at most, take five minutes of your time, providing you recall your password to your Yahoo email account.
Just follow these simple steps.
Open your Outlook Express email client, and go to word “File” on the toolbar at the top then click on “Export” then “Address Book”. A new window will pop up.
Highlight “Text File (Comma Separated Values)” and click “Export”. It’s important you don’t select “Microsoft Exchange Personal Address Book”. Click on the word “Browse” next select your desktop, and name the file anything you wish, then click on “Save”. Back to the window you were on, click “next”. Select anything you wish to have exported, and saved, and click on “Finish”. Another popup window will come up, that says “Address book export process has completed”. Click on “OK”, then “Close”. If you wish, you may close your Outlook Express at this time. We will have no further need of it.
The next steps are written up for the “All-New Mail” view at Yahoo, “Classic” view follows at the end.
Now, open up your browser, and make sure you either have your popup blocker turned off, or yahoo.com is permitted popups. After confirming that, go to http://mail.yahoo.com Once in your yahoo email to the top right select “Options” then “Import Contacts…” a new window will pop up, select “A desktop email program” and browse for the file on your desktop, select “Open” then click “Continue”. Uncheck anything you don’t really wish to have imported into your yahoo email account. Then select “Import”.
This is very important; do not notify anyone unless you want to risk your account being reported for spam. Click “Skip”.
Classic Yahoo email import click on “Options” then “Mail Options”, select “Contacts” a new window will pop up, select “Others”. Another window will popup. Select “A desktop email program” and browse for the file on your desktop, select “Open” then click “Continue”. Uncheck anything you don’t really wish to have imported into your yahoo email account. Then select “Import”.
Once again, you will get hit with the “spam your friends” it’s important, that you do not notify anyone because you risk your account being reported for spam. Click on the word “Skip”.
Yahoo plus email should work as pretty much described above with one of the two steps.