AOL and Microsoft are both at the top of their game when it comes to email and other features. But customers will have their own preference of either one, especially after they have used both the services. Customers looking to shift from one email service provider to another will find it difficult to manually enter all their contacts. If you are one such customer and if you are looking for a way to transfer your AOL contacts to Microsoft Outlook then you are in the right place. A lot of users may find it difficult to transfer their AOL contacts to Microsoft Outlook. But this transfer should not be difficult. Even though the AOL customer care number is active 24 hours a day you will not need to contact them unless the issue you are facing a really complicated.
When transferring your AOL contacts, the most important thing you must keep in mind is to transfer your data using a comma-separated value. These CVS files are useful because they are compatible with almost any email service provider, including Microsoft Outlook. If you are looking to transfer your contacts cleanly here are a couple of steps you could follow:
Steps to Export contacts from your AOL account
As it was mentioned earlier, the most effective way of transferring your contacts is by saving them as a CSV file. You can follow the steps below to learn how to do that:
- Go to the AOL Homepage and sign in to your account.
- Navigate to Contacts and look for the ‘Export’ option under ‘Tools’
- You will see a ‘Comma Separated Value’ option. You will notice that it looks a little like a radio button. Select the CSV option and click ‘Export’.
- The file will begin downloading. Once the download is complete save the file on your computer in a convenient location.
Steps to Import your AOL contacts to your Microsoft Outlook account
The reason why the CSV file format is the best because it is compatible with most software and can be easily imported by Microsoft Outlook. Just follow these steps
- Launch Microsoft Outlook and select the ‘Import and Export’ option from the menu.
- You should be able to see an option that reads ‘Import from another program or file’.
- Choose ‘Comma Separated Value’ format and continue.
- Select the CVS file you downloaded and click ‘next’. But don’t forget to choose the ‘Do not import duplicate’ option
- Now you just need to choose the folder where you want the contact and click ‘Finish’.
If you follow the steps mentioned above you will be able to easily transfer all your contacts without any hassle. However if you encounter a technical error or for some reason are not able to complete a step, just call the AOL technical support number to sort out the problem.
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