Mac Format - - SAVE YOUR FILES -

ou can ex­port your ad­dress book via Google us­ing its take­out ser­vice (see Email, above right) us­ing the vCard for­mat. This is an in­dus­try stan­dard that you can im­port into the OS X Con­tacts app and sync to iOS.

If you’re us­ing Out­ or Hot­mail, click the grid icon on the banner at the top of the screen and pick Peo­ple from the menu. Mi­crosoft prefers CSV for­mat (comma sep­a­rated val­ues). Se­lect the con­tacts you want to ex­port (or just se­lect noth­ing to ex­port them all) and pick ‚ Ex­port for Out­look. com and other ser­vices‚ from the Man­age menu.

From Ya­hoo, point your browser at mail.ya­ and pick the Con­tacts icon im­me­di­ately be­low the Ya­hoo Mail logo. Check the boxes be­side the par­tic­u­lar de­tails you want to save, then click the Ac­tions menu, pick Ex­port and choose a for­mat (we’d rec­om­mend vCard Sin­gle File) be­fore click­ing Ex­port Now.

Google pack­ages your Gmail data and tells you when it’s ready to down­load.

Ya­hoo of­fers a range of dif­fer­ent for­mats to choose from when ex­port­ing your con­tacts.

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