Exporting Contacts from Windows® Live Mail
Read on to know about Windows Live Mail and the method to export contacts from Windows Live Mail
Windows Live Mail is the latest e-mail client developed by Microsoft Corp. Windows Live Mail is a desktop e-mail application. This is applicable for operating systems like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, etc. This e-mail application is a successor of Outlook Express and Windows Mail. In this e-mail application, users can set-up multiple e-mail accounts like POP3, IMAP, etc. It also offers capability to add and manage e-mail signatures, contacts, address book, etc. It also offers various customization features available in Windows Live Mail, from e-mail format and delivery options, setting Windows' default e-mail program, to junk and spam settings, etc. Users can even export the contacts from Windows Live Mail to other e-mail clients. Exporting is essential if you want contacts when you are working on another computer. For this, users have to first export it from the original computer and then import it into the new one.
Following paragraphs provide information about the method to export the contacts from Windows Live Mail:
- Features in Windows Live Mail
- Need of exporting
- Exporting contacts from Windows Live Mail
Features in Windows Live Mail
Windows Live Mail offers numerous enhanced features. With the help of this, users can access multiple e-mail accounts. It facilitates use of photo e-mails, calendars, quick views and custom layouts, RSS on your Inbox, etc. Windows Live Mail lets users to view all mails from different accounts at a time. In order to protect the e-mails and other messages, Windows Live Mail offers advanced junk mail filtering techniques, spam and phishing protection.
Need of exporting
Exporting contacts from Windows Live Mail is an easy process. Exporting your contacts is useful if you use another e-mail program like Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc. This method is needed when you want to create your Windows Live Mail contacts without any problem to other e-mail client. This exporting is possible in two formats, the comma-separated values (CSV) and virtual business card (VCF file - or vCard).
Exporting contacts from Windows Live Mail is done via address book. This offers 'Windows Live Contacts' option. In order to open this, users have to click 'Address book' icon from Windows Live Mail's main Windows or can use keyboard shortcuts. Then from 'Show Menu' button choose 'Export' option. This might display the two contact export formats available. After selecting the formats, the users can follow the steps in the export wizard. Then the users are required to store the exported contacts file to a suitable location.
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