Gmail: Import Contacts from Yahoo! Mail

If you are wanting to move from Yahoo! Mail to Gmail, one of the first things you’ll need to do is to move your contacts over. Fortunately, both email clients make this an easy and painless process.

1. Go to Yahoo! Mail and login to your email account.

2. Go to the upper right corner and select Options.

3. Select Mail Options.

4. From the menu on the left side, click on Contact Options.

5. Go to the upper right and click the Import/Export link.

6. Scroll down to the Export section.

7. Click the Export Now button next to Yahoo! CSV.

8. Save the csv file containing your contacts to your computer.

9. Go to Gmail and login to your email account.

10. Using the menu bar on the left side, click the Contacts link.

11. Go to the upper-right corner and click the Import link.

12. Click the Browse button and go to the location that you placed the .csv file. Select the saved file and click Open. Click the Import Contacts button.

13. A confirmation message will appear stating that the import completed and notifying you of how many contacts were successfully imported.

14. Click the Close link.


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7 Responses to “Gmail: Import Contacts from Yahoo! Mail”

  1. January 08, 2010 at 9:27 am, Anonymous said:

    Thanks for a very detailed and nice explanation. I just have one problem, When I get to step number 7 and I press Export now it does not ask me to save any file. It just does not react at all. I tried to open it with different browsers but its the same.
    How can I deal with this problem?


  2. August 22, 2010 at 10:47 am, Isaqhyd said:

    Thank you very very much dude……


  3. October 26, 2010 at 1:04 pm, Yogesh said:



  4. March 08, 2011 at 7:22 pm, Fikerbelete said:

    This is awesome! I was thinking to do so long time a go, but I thought is complicated than it is. Thanks for sharing such detailed info.


  5. June 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm, Motherninjadot said:

    Cannot get it to work. My yahoo page does not list contacts options. Help!


  6. July 03, 2012 at 6:55 am, Paragon said:

    Please i cann’t acess my yahoo mail. is say incorrect id and password please me out.


  7. June 11, 2013 at 7:37 pm, Donna said:

    When I get to the click on contacts,the label is not there under trash and I can’t find it. I tried to create the label Contacts, but that did not work either. Can you help?


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