You can export your list of Contacts from Outlook 2003 to a file (usually an Excel file or CSV file). This is useful for things like synchronising two copies of Outlook to ensure they have the same Contacts, to upload your Contacts to the addressbook on your webmail service, to import them to your mobile phone or just to be able to exchange lists of addresses with others.
Step 1 – Exporting your Contacts list from Outlook 2003
While viewing your Inbox, click the File menu and select Import and Export
Step 2 – Exporting your Contacts list from Outlook 2003
Select Export to a file and click Next
Step 3 – Exporting your Contacts list from Outlook 2003
Select Comma Separated Values (Windows) and click Next
Step 4 – Exporting your Contacts list from Outlook 2003
(If you have arranged your Contacts into multiple folders, you’ll be able to select which to export in this step)
Step 5 – Exporting your Contacts list from Outlook 2003
Click the Browse button shown in the top screenshot and then navigate to the folder you’d like to save the file into (eg My Documents).
Type a filename (eg Exported Contacts) before pressing OK
Back in the Export wizard’s window your filename will be shown, so press Next
Step 6 – Exporting your address book from Outlook
The export will take just a few seconds if you only have a few entries in your address book, but could take a couple of minutes if you have a lot. Once the export finishes, you’ll see this window – just press OK to finish.
Once you have exported your file, remember to back it up. Hopefully you are already in the habit of backing up everything in your “My Documents” folder, so provided you selected the default location for saving your exported file, your next backup should catch the new file.