“How can I import my Mac Address Book in Hotmail.com? It seems they don’t sync.”
I have received this question a couple of times. That’s why I decided to share the 4 simple steps on how to do it (in true lifehacking-style ;-)).
If you are using the Mac Address Book and Hotmail, you may want to be able to share your contacts between both services.
Unfortunately, a direct or true sync of your Mac Address Book with your Windows Live Hotmail Contacts is currently not possible.
What can you do? A one-time synchronization.
How? Follow these simple steps:
- Export your contacts to vcards: File > Export > Export vCard…
- Import in Gmail: Contacts > Import Contacts
Tip: when importing in Gmail, you should check the box “Also add these imported contacts to New group…” and name it (e.g. Mac Contacts).
- Export in Gmail to Outlook CSV: Contact > More > Export > Outlook CSV format
- Import in Hotmail: Manage > Import
Tip: make sure the option for Microsoft Outlook (using CSV) option selected
Congratulations and enjoy your Mac Address Book contacts in your Hotmail!