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Newsletter to Outlook, Thunderbird and Apple Mail subscribers

These instructions will show you how to export your subscribers from Outlook, Thunderbird and Apple Mail. This way you can import your contacts to rapidmail and send a newsletter. Click one of the following links to view the instructions for your email program and start your email marketing today: Export Outlook 2010 addresses

Export Thunderbird addresses

Export Outlook 2003 addresses

Export Apple Mail addresses



Export Outlook 2010 contacts

In order to export your addresses from Outlook 2010, click "file" first and then "options" in the program menu bar.

Export Outlook 2010 addresses – step 1

A window will then open up. Select "advanced".

Export Outlook addresses – step 2

Now click "export" on the right side.

Export Outlook addresses – step 3

A new window should open. Please select "export to file". Select the format "Microsoft Excel 97-2003" to export the data to an Excel file.

Export Outlook addresses – step 4

Then select "contacts" to export your email addresses and contacts.

Export Outlook addresses – step 5

Now you can import the saved file directly to rapidmail. This way you can start your professional email marketing campaign. If the import does not work immediately, please contact us, we are pleased to assist you!




Export Thunderbird contacts

In order to export your addresses from Thunderbird, first select "address book" in the program menu bar.

Export Thunderbird addresses – step 1

In the open address book, select "extras" and then "export".

Export Thunderbird addresses – step 2

Now save the export in "comma separated" format. It is also better to rename the file as "filename.CSV".

Export Thunderbird addresses – step 3

You can now import the saved filed directly to rapidmail. If it does not work immediately, please contact us. We are pleased to assist you in importing your data.




Export Outlook 2003 contacts

In order to export your addresses from Outlook 2003, please select "file" and "import/export".

Export Outlook 2003 addresses – step 1

Now click "export to file" and "next".

Export Outlook addresses 2003 – step 2

The easiest way is to export your subscribers directly into an Excel format. As an alternative, you can also select "comma-separated values", that is also no problem.

Export Outlook 2003 addresses – step 3

Then select "contacts" to export your contacts from the address book.

Export Outlook 2003 addresses – step 4

A file is now created. Open this file once more to delete all columns that you do not want to import. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will assist you in importing so you can send your newsletter.




Export Apple Mail contacts

In order to export your addresses from Apple Mail, you need an additional program. You can download this program from http://gwenhiver.net/address-book-exporter.html. You can also search for "address book exporter" in the internet, as an alternative.

Export Apple Mail addresses – step 1

Open "address book exporter", select the contacts you wish to export and click "export". After that a .txt file is created with your contacts.

Export Apple Mail addresses – step 2

Open this .txt file in Excel and copy all email addresses into a column. Then save as .xls file.

You can now import this .xls file to our system by clicking "subscriber" and "import". If this does not work immediately, please contact us. We are pleased to assist you in importing your data.




With best regards,

Ihr rapidmail Team



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