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Outlook 2016 for Mac - Importing Address Book from .CSV file

This article describes an option for importing .CSV files into Outlook 2016 for Mac.


Both .csv and .vcard files are unable to be imported in the outlook 2016 for mac client. As a workaround, use Outlook on Office 365 to import the contacts via the .csv file. The contacts will be synced to the locally installed Outlook 2016 for Mac application. Please read all instructions before proceeding.

  1. Click here to Sign in to Office 365 with your CNetID and University of Chicago email address password
  2. Click People from the Office 365 Home page.
    People Button on Office 365 Home Screen
  3. Click the down arrow next to Manage and select Import Contacts, for 'csv' file select "outlook 2010, 2013, or 2016".
    Import Contacts Option Under Office 365 Manage People Screen
    Outook 2010, 2013, or 2016 under Office 365 Outlook Import Contacts Screen for C S V Files
  4. Click Browse to locate and select your file.
    Browse Button on Office 365 Import Contacts Screen
  5. Click on file to select it and then click Choose.
    Mac Finder Window Screen for File Selection
  6. Upload and wait while your contacts are imported. A successful message will be displayed.
    Office 365 Outlook Import Upload Screen
  7. Click Cancel to Exit the import process.
    Cancel Button on Office 365 Outlook Upload Complete Screen



Keywords:outlook, 2016, mac, import, .csv, address_book, o365   Doc ID:72108
Owner:Bob C.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2017-03-28 14:31 CDTUpdated:2017-05-15 10:47 CDT
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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