How can I transfer my AOL address book to GMail?

Linsey July 16, 2010

I want to leave AOL and need an easy way to get my information out of AOL address book, including lots of groups. I want to import into my GMail account.

  1. Aibek
    July 20, 2010 at 8:24 am


    Did you manage to transfer the contact using the ways recommended above? Let us know.

    • Gecojohn
      October 23, 2010 at 1:31 pm


  2. Oron Joffe
    July 19, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Funny, I was helping someone with this just last week... There are many ways to do it, but the easiest by far is to import the whole account (mail + contacts) by going into GMail, clicking Settings, then clicking the /Accounts and Import tab, then the [import Mail and contacts] button and providing your AOL account details.
    Your email messages will be labelled AOL (or something to that effect) so if you don't want them, you can delete them en-block.

  3. Linsey
    July 19, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Thanks - I don't know if AOL supports exports into CSV format. Do you know how I could find that out, and how I would do it?

    • Jessica Cam W.
      July 19, 2010 at 4:03 pm

      In AOL Mail, click on Contacts, then Tools, then Export. There will be three options, from which you should choose Comma-Separated Value (CSV). Then click on Export. Then follow Abhigyan's advice to import your contacts in Gmail.

  4. Anonymous
    July 17, 2010 at 5:14 am

    I have never used AOL Mail. However, if AOL supports exports of Contacts in a CSV format, then you can do that and then later on import it into Gmail contacts. Go to Contacts > Import. Hope this helps.

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