Software & Apps MS Office Import Outlook Contacts Into macOS Contacts for the Mail App Learn how to move Outlook contacts to a Mac Share Pin Email Print MS Office Outlook Word Excel Powerpoint By Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated January 21, 2020 If you want your Outlook contacts available in your Apple Mail application on your Mac, get them into the Contacts app. This is a two-phase process. In your Outlook address book, save your contacts to a vCard (VCF). Then, in the macOS Contacts application, which Mail uses for contacts management, import the file and organize its contents. Instructions in this article apply to Outlook for Office 365 for Mac, Outlook 2019 for Mac, and Outlook 2016 for Mac. Export Outlook Contacts to a VCF File To export your Outlook Contacts to a VCF file: On the Mac desktop, create a new folder titled Outlook Contacts. This is not required but helps keep the transfer organized. Open Outlook and select People. Select one or more contacts that you want to export. Drag the contacts to the folder you made on the desktop, Outlook Contacts. The contacts are stored in this folder in vCard format. Import the Outlook Contacts vCard Files Into the MacOS Contacts App To import your contacts into MacOS Contacts: Open Contacts. Open the folder you created on the desktop labeled Outlook Contacts. Select all the contacts in the Outlook Contacts folder (press ⌘ + A). With the left mouse button, drag the contacts from the folder into the MacOS Contacts app. If prompted for confirmation for adding the new contacts, select Add. The newly imported contacts are in the MacOS Contacts app. Resolve Duplicate Contacts If duplicate contacts are copied into the MacOS Contacts app, MacOS notifies you of these duplicates. Here's how to handle duplicates: When prompted to import a duplicate contact, select either either Review Duplicate, Cancel the copy, or Import. If you select Review Duplicate, you will get the choice to either Keep Old, Keep New, Keep Both, or Update. Keep Old keeps the original contact in the Contacts app.Keep New copies the new contact over the original contact in the Contacts app.Keep Both makes a copy of the new contact with the same name.Update combines the original and new contact information. No matter what option you choose (besides Cancel), the new contact or the contact update is listed in the MacOS Contacts app.