A very common question I frequently see is how to import Lotus Notes contacts into Outlook. I also found few similar queries at Experts-Exchange. That’s why I decided to write an article with a quick and easy guide showing how to import contacts from Lotus Notes into Microsoft Outlook.
Some users tend to go with paid tools for such a small task due to a lack of awareness about a manual solution. By following this guide, you'll be able to transfer your Lotus Notes contacts to Outlook effortlessly, with just the two simple processes described in this article. Now you can say 'bye bye' to 3rd Party Tools for such a simple task.
In the very first step, we need to export our Lotus Notes address book to a CSV (Comma-Separated Values) file format. Later we can import the resulting CSV file into Outlook. We will download and save all our contacts from Lotus Notes to a CSV file. This procedure is very easy to understand and is shown below:
Having completed the 1st step, we are done with 50 % of the process.
Now in this second step, we will import the resulting CSV file into MS Outlook with the help of the the Outlook Import/Export Wizard.
The process I have discussed above is very easy to perform and does not require any other applications to export Lotus Notes contacts into Microsoft Outlook. Still, there are a couple of small drawbacks I don’t want to hide and that you should be aware of.
Conclusion: In this article I tried to introduce the simplest way I know of to import Lotus Notes Contacts to Microsoft Outlook, and also provided screen capture snapshots of the steps to make the process as easy as possible to follow.
You will now be able to access your Lotus Notes Contacts in Outlook without using any free or paid utilities.
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