Originally released in the late 1990s, Microsoft Outlook Express is a newsreader and email client designed for the Windows platform. It has since been replaced by Windows Mail, but many individuals still use Outlook Express. Copy and export your Outlook Express contacts for either backup purposes or to migrate them to a newer email program.
Launch Outlook Express by double-clicking its shortcut on your Windows desktop or by selecting it from within the Windows Start menu.
Click "Tools" in Outlook Express' top menu bar.
Choose "Address Book" from the drop-down menu. A new window will appear displaying all of your Outlook Express contacts.
Click "File" in the top menu bar and select "Export." Click "Address Book" and press "Export" to copy and export all of your Outlook Express contacts into a single file. Complete the on-screen prompts to choose how you want the contacts saved, as either a Microsoft Exchange Personal Address Book file or as a plain text file.
- Microsoft Exchange Personal Address Book files are compatible with a wide variety of Microsoft and third-party programs, including Apple Mail and Microsoft Outlook.
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- Microsoft: How to Import & Export Address Books in Outlook Express
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