How to Export Your Yahoo Mail Address Book

Save or share your Yahoo Mail contacts

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If you decide to change email providers, then you'll probably want to take your list of contacts with you. In Yahoo Mail, it's possible 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, like 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 section of Yahoo Mail. It is located to the left of the settings, calendar, and notepad icons.

    Select the Contacts icon in the upper-right section of Yahoo Mail.
  2. Select the checkbox above your contacts list to select all contacts. You can also select or deselect contacts individually.

    Select the checkbox above your contacts list to select all contacts.
  3. Select Actions at the top of the contacts list.

    Select Actions at the top of the contacts list.
  4. Select Export from the drop-down menu that appears.

    Select Export from the drop-down menu that appears.
  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.

    Select Yahoo CSV.
  6. Select Export Now to begin the download.

Yahoo Mail saves the contacts to your default download folder in a file named yahoo_contacts.csv. You can now import the CSV file to Outlook or any other email service.