Exporting your Outlook Contacts into Horde

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Here’s how to import Outlook contacts into Horde webmail. First, note that you can’t import Outlook files into Horde directly, but you can export them in a format that is compatible with Horde. Note that you might need your Office CD handy if you haven’t already installed the MS translator.

Since Horde has a limit on the number of contacts you can import at one time, we suggest importing no more than 50 at a time. Once you’re ready, follow these steps to export your Outlook contacts into a format that will make them ready to import into Horde webmail:

Exporting your Outlook Contacts into a File

Within Outlook, browse to File > Import/ Export > and choose to export to a file. Select CSV (comma separated values) for the file format (or TSV (tab separated values), then select your Contacts file. Save the file to your desktop, and rinse and repeat, 50 addresses at a time, until you have all your addresses exported into files of 50 addresses or less.

Importing Your Outlook Contacts Into Horde

Next, you’ll want to import these contacts into Horde webmail. Login to Horde, browse to your address book page, and then select Import/ Export. First, browse and locate the first CSV file (or TSV) you exported from Outlook, and select “comma separated values” (or tab separated values, depending on your selection in the previous step) as the source file format. Your first row does not contain field names – if prompted, simply click next.

Matching Your Outlook Contacts to Your Horde Contacts

In the final step of the import process, you’re going to match your Outlook contacts to your Horde contacts. Simply match up the field names in the imported fields and available fields columns, and select add pair. Once you’ve matched all the fields, click next. After a few minutes, you should be greeted with a message that your CSV or TSV file was successfully imported. Double check your Horde address book to confirm that your contacts were imported. And if you exported more than 50 contacts, remember to repeat the above steps for your remaining files.

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