How to Export Your Eudora Address Book to a CSV File

Export Your Eudora Address Book to a CSV File
Export Your Eudora Address Book to a CSV File. Qualcomm

You have used Eudora for a decade and a half. You have added senders to the address file fast and set up mailing lists even using contacts perhaps.​​

Eudora has become a treasure to you and a trove of information about others (your contacts). Want to use all the names, phone numbers and email addresses in a different email program, calendar or address book as well?

It is time, then, to save your Eudora contacts to a CSV file—whence they can typically imported into any software and service handling contacts.

Of course, that file can also serve as a backup for all your Eudora contact information, handy in the unlikely and unwelcome case.

Export Your Eudora Address Book to a CSV File

To save your Eudora contacts to a CSV file (easily imported in most email programs' and services' address books):

  1. Select Tools | Address Book from the menu.
  2. Now choose File | Save As… from the menu.
  3. Make sure CSV Files (*.csv) is selected under File type:.
  4. Type "Contacts" under File name:.
  5. Click Save.

Now, try importing the “Contacts.csv" file into your email program or service right away.

If the import stumbles:

  1. Open the “Contacts.csv" file in a spreadsheet program (such as Excel, Numbers or OpenOffice.org).

There, you can try the following:

  • Cleaning up any errors you see.
  • Adding column headers your email program or contact manager may expect.
  • Removing the Eudora nickname (typically the first column).
  • Re-arranging columns to confirm to the standard your email program expects.