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    Importing Hotmail addresses (Outlook 98)

    Is there any way to import Hotmail addresses into Outlook 98? I don't think so, but I just want to make sure.

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    Re: Importing Hotmail addresses (Outlook 98)

    I found the following at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0,aid,52263,pg,4,00.asp>PCWorld.com</A>. It doesn't appear to give you exactly what you want in that it is for moving the info the wong way, but you may be able to work out a reverse method.

    Between Outlook Express and Hotmail:
    You can synchronize your local Outlook Express and Hotmail address books on Microsoft's server. First, set up Outlook Express to access your Hotmail account. Select Tools, Accounts and click Add, Mail to start the Internet Connection Wizard. Enter your Hotmail e-mail address in the top text box on the second page.

    Once the account is set up, go to Outlook Express's address book and select Tools, Synchronize Now. If that option isn't there, select Tools, Options, check Do not share information..., and click OK twice. Exit both the address book and Outlook Express, and then reopen them. Now you can select Tools, Synchronize Now.

    Between Outlook and Hotmail:
    Microsoft has made this difficult by not offering a direct link between the two programs, and by not permitting them to use the sharing technique available for both Outlook and Outlook Express. You can't synchronize Outlook and Hotmail address books directly, but you can use Outlook Express as a go-between. The sharing technique described above won't work to move your addresses from Outlook to Outlook Express, however.

    In Outlook, select File, Import and Export. On the first page of the Import and Export Wizard, select Export to a file. On the second, select Comma Separated Values (Windows). The wizard may ask you to install a feature. If so, you'll need your Office CD-ROM. On the third, select Contacts. On the fourth, name the file; and on the last page, click Finish.

    Now go into Outlook Express's Address Book, and select File, Import, Other Address Book. Select Text File (Comma Separated Values), and click the Import button to launch the CSV Import Wizard. To import the file you just created into Outlook, enter its name in the text box.

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    Re: Importing Hotmail addresses (Outlook 98)

    One other way which came to mind:

    I understand you can display all your Hotmail addresses as a 'Quicklist' page. (?)

    Could you save that as a HTML page, open it in Excel, then save it as a .csv to import into Outlook?

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    Re: Importing Hotmail addresses (Outlook 98)

    Worked like a charm. You're brilliant. Thanks a lot.

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