How do I download contacts from my email provider?

Although not required to use Alignable, highly recommend importing your contacts. Connecting with someone from your existing network on Alignable can do much more for you than just generate referrals- you end up opening up their connections as well (think of second-degree connections) for far more referral opportunities and the ability for their contacts to reach out to you too.

That's the easiest way to get recommended by businesses you have worked with and show all the other businesses in town you are a trusted business (when you send an invite we automatically ask any invite of yours to recommend you).

All valid emails are accepted for sign-in purposes, but we can't automatically generate a contact list from just any email address (we only support Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, and AOL at this time).

If you have an email provider that we do not support, you can download a CSV file from such provider with the email contacts and upload it here:

https://www.alignable.com/biz/address_books/csv/new?upload_from=help

Here’s a guide to help you download a .CSV file from the following email providers:

SBC Global, AT&T, or Bell South
iCloud, Me.com, or Mac.com (From a Mac)

Export contacts on your Mac

  1. Open Contacts.
  2. Choose View > Show Groups.
  3. Select the group you would like to export on the left-hand side
  4. Click a contact in the Contacts list.


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  5. Choose Edit > Select All to select all cards for export.


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  6. Choose File > Export > Export vCard.


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  7. Choose where you want to save the file, then click Save.



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  8. Navigate to https://tribulant.com/vcard-csv/ to convert the vCard file to .csv
  9. Choose the vCard file you exported in step 7


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  10. In the Format row use the drop down to select Gmail (CSV)



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  11. Select convert

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  12. Import CSV file to Alignable here: https://www.alignable.com/biz/address_books/csv/new?upload_from=gabe

 

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iCloud, Me.com, or Mac.com (from iCloud.com)
  1. Log into your iCloud.com account here: https://www.icloud.com/contacts
  2. Select one or more contacts in the contacts list.



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  3. Click the gear icon in the lower left-hand corner.


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  4. Choose Export vCard.



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  5. If you select multiple contacts, Contacts exports a single vCard containing all of them.
  6. Navigate to https://tribulant.com/vcard-csv/ to convert the vCard file to .csv
  7. Upload the vCard file you exported in step 4




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  8. In the Format row use the drop down to select Gmail (CSV)




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  9. Select convert



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  10. Import CSV file to Alignable here: https://www.alignable.com/biz/address_books/csv/new?upload_from=help

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Shaw.com
  1. Visit Shaw Webmail and log-in using your email and password.
  2. Along the toolbar in the top right corner of the screen, click Preferences



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  3. From the menu on the left of the new screen, choose Import/Export
  4. Under the Export banner, select Contact.



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  5. Select the Account Contacts as well as the source (contacts or emailed contacts). This resource will be exported as CSV file
  6. Select Export
  7. Choose the destination folder and press OK or Save to finish exporting. By default, this file will be exported to your Downloads folder.
  8. Import CSV file to Alignable here: https://www.alignable.com/biz/address_books/csv/new?upload_from=help

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Cox.com
  1. Navigate to your Cox.net email account
  2. Click the Contacts folder that you want to export and click the Settings icon that resembles three horizontal bars.
  3. Click Export.
  4. Result: The Export Contacts window displays.
  5. From the drop-down list, select a .csv.
  6. Click Export.
  7. Import CSV file to Alignable here: https://www.alignable.com/biz/address_books/csv/new?upload_from=help

 

Opt Online
  1. Log into your OptOnline account
  2. Click on Address Book
  3. Click Import/Export
  4. In the Export Options, pull the selector down to MicrosoftOffice.csv
  5. Then click Export
  6. Import CSV file to Alignable here: https://www.alignable.com/biz/address_books/csv/new?upload_from=help

 

EarthLink
  1. Log in to Earthlink Web Mail.
  2. Click Preferences on the lower left of the menu.
  3. Click Export Address Book on the Preferences menu. A pop-up window will ask you to save a CSV (comma separated value) file. Leave the name the same and have it save to your Desktop so you can find it easily.
  4. Click Save/Select.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Once your export is complete, click OK.
  7. Import CSV file to Alignable here: https://www.alignable.com/biz/address_books/csv/new?upload_from=help

 

  Still need help?

If you have any questions about this process, please contact your Community Manager here: https://www.alignable.com/biz/messages/alignable

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