How to Export Your Yahoo Mail Address Book

Save or share your Yahoo Mail contacts

If you change email providers, take your list of contacts with you. Use Yahoo Mail to export your address book to a universal format: CSV. While importing email addresses from CSV files may not always work perfectly with all email providers, most major services, such as Gmail, support them flawlessly.

Instructions in this article apply to the standard web version of Yahoo Mail.

How to Export Your Yahoo Mail Address Book

To export your Yahoo Mail address book to a CSV file:

  1. Select the Contacts icon in the upper-right corner of Yahoo Mail. It is located to the left of the Settings, Calendar, and Notepad icons.

    Contacts icon in Yahoo Mail
  2. Select the checkbox above the contacts list to select all contacts. You can also select or deselect contacts individually.

    Checkboxes to select contacts in Yahoo Mail
  3. Select the Actions drop-down menu.

  4. Select Export.

    Export menu item in Yahoo Mail Actions menu
  5. Select Yahoo CSV for a generic .csv file. There are also options for specific email providers, but the CSV format is the most universal.

  6. Select Export Now to begin the download.

    Yahoo CSV, Export Now buttons in Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Mail saves the contacts to the default download folder in a file named yahoo_contacts.csv. Import the CSV file to Outlook or any other email service.

Was this page helpful?