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Import Contacts into Thunderbird

You can import contacts into Thunderbird for offline use.
Thunderbird allows various file format to import.
This document gives you instructions to import CSV or VCF files into Thunderbird.


1. Select the Address Book tab

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2. From the Tools menu, choose the Import option.

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3. On the Import wizard, choose the Addressbooks option to import.
Click Next to continue.

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4. Choose the vCard file (.vcf) type of file to import.
Click Next to continue.

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5. Locate the .vcf file on your machine to be imported.
Click the Open button to import the file.

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6. Click the Finish button to complete the import process.

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7. Thunderbird creates an Addressbook with same name as that of the vcf file you are importing.
Select the addreesbook to view all the imported contacts.

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1. Select the Address Book tab

Thunderbird Configure LDAP account 1.png

2. From the Tools menu, choose the Import option.

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3. On the Import wizard, choose the Addressbook option to import.
Click Next to continue.

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4. Choose the Text file option from the list.
Click Next to continue.

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5. Locate .csv or the LDIF/ tab delimited file on your machine which needs to be imported.

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Click the Open button to import the selected file.

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6. Match the address book fields with source record data file.
Click Ok to finish the import process.

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7. Thunderbird creates an Addressbook with same name as that of the vcf file you are importing.
Select the addreesbook to view all the imported contacts.

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