Import Your Gmail Contacts into Mozilla Thunderbird

To export your address book from Gmail and import it into Mozilla Thunderbird:

  • Save your Gmail contacts as gmail-to-outlook.csv.
  • Select Tools | Import… from the menu in Mozilla Thunderbird.
  • Make sure Address Books is selected.
  • Click Next >.
  • Highlight Text file (LDIF,.tab,.csv,.txt) under Please select the program from which you would like to import.
  • Click Next >.
  • Select the gmail-to-outlook.csv file you just created.
  • Make sure First record contains field names is checked.
  • Use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to match Mozilla Thunderbird address book fields on the left with Gmail fields on the right.
    • Make sure at least
    • Primary Email and E-mail Address and
    • Last Name and Name match.
    • Gmail has a unified name field and does not distinguish between first and last names.
    • You can use the Next button at the top to see what the import process will produce.
  • Click OK.
  • Now click Finish.

In your Mozilla Thunderbird address book, you will now find a folder named “gmail-to-outlook” with all imported contacts.


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