Import or export contacts

FastMail makes importing or exporting contacts simple. You can upload existing address books from vCard, CSV or LDIF files, and download your current address book in any of the same formats.

Import contacts

To import contacts into your FastMail address book:

  1. Open the Import & Export screen.
  2. Click the green "Upload Address Book File" button.
  3. Navigate to the CSV, LDIF, or vCard file you want to import and click the Select button.

FastMail will merge imported contacts with your existing contacts, adding new entries, or replacing contact information if newer data is found in your external file. Unfortunately, FastMail does not support importing or exporting information about contact group membership.

Export your FastMail address book

To export your FastMail address book:

  1. Open the Import & Export screen.
  2. Select which contact group you'd like to export in the drop-down menu (or leave it set to All Contacts).
  3. Select what type of export file you'd like to create in the format drop-down menu. If you're not sure, we recommend leaving it set to vCard 3.0, as this is the most widely supported standard.
  4. Click the green Download button.

The address book will begin downloading. Depending on your browser settings, you may be prompted for where you wish to save it on your computer, or it may be automatically downloaded to your Downloads folder.