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This is a general hint on transferring email addresses from one email application to another. It should work with almost every email program. In the first email app:
  1. Create a new message.
  2. From the program's address book, add all addresses to the TO field (do NOT click Send!).
  3. Select all the text in the TO field and copy it.
  4. Discard message.
In the second email app:
  1. Create a new message.
  2. Paste the email addresses in the TO field (do NOT click Send yet!).
  3. Make sure the computer is offline.
  4. Click Send (or Queue).
  5. Most email apps will now add all addresses to a temporary history list. Just add them to the address book permanently.
  6. Discard message from queue.
That's all! Remember to discard the email before going on-line again. You probably don't want to bother every one in your list with a nonsense email.
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Transfer email addresses from one mail app to another
Authored by: Fofer on May 21, '03 11:39:32AM

Step 5's "Just add them to the address book permanently" needs a bit of elaboration. I don't think I've seen this option in Entourage, for example.

OTOH, I have seen "import" and "export" in nearly every email app.



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Transfer email addresses from one mail app to another
Authored by: coolfactor on May 21, '03 12:34:56PM

Although, personally, I have only ever used Eudora and Apple's Mail, this procedure seems to be cumbersome and unnecessary. I'd expect email apps to use the central Address Book, if they're to be good citizens in OS X, or other address book applications, for that matter. Isn't this the case with Eudora, Entourage, and other third-party apps? If not, this needs to change, I believe. I can understand synchronizing between devices, but between applications? Silly, silly.



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Transfer email addresses from one mail app to another
Authored by: j-beda on May 21, '03 02:05:22PM

I think the only email application that uses Mac OS X's address book is Apple's Mail.app

Certainly Eudora doesn't.

I think they all should try to have some sort of support for it though.



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Transfer email addresses from one mail app to another
Authored by: ujwal on May 21, '03 04:21:55PM
GNUMail.app, a cross-platform mail application of OS X and GNUstep, supports Apple's Address Book on OS X. I am one of the developers and did the Address Book integration.

ujwal

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Transfer email addresses from one mail app to another
Authored by: Chris Haynes on May 21, '03 05:51:33PM

Entourage X was released before Apple's Address Book was created (for 10.2), so it doesn't have Address Book syncing :( The way I have found to sync them is to make your changes, then export the vCards between the two apps, i.e.:

1. Make your changes in Address Book.
2. Export the vCards to the desktop.
3. Drag them into Entourage.

Maybe Microsoft will update Entourage X to add support for Address Book in a later version? All the e-mail addresses in those vCards will be available to Entourage X, so this method works for importing all your Mail.app addresses at least.

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darkpaw



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Transfer email addresses from one mail app to another
Authored by: Chop on May 23, '03 02:06:26AM

You can drag individual emails from Entourage to the desktop and import them into Address Book as well. They show up as vCards on the desktop where you can drag and drop or import into Address Book.

If anyone figures out how to get Addresses from AOL into Address Book, let me know.



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Import app in your backyard!!
Authored by: digitol on May 23, '03 04:33:49AM

If you look at your applescript folder/example scripts/email you will find a ready made applescript that imports email from various programs..try it out it's great! :) -Lobo-



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