Some retirees / spouses may wish to copy their Address Book, including Lists (also called groups) from Thunderbird to Lehigh Gmail. Below are instructions for exporting addresses from Thunderbird and then importing them into Gmail. You may wish to have a friend, family member, or local tech support person assist you with this task.
A small window will open asking where you’d like to save the file, what name you’d like to give it, and what file type it should be saved as.
In the window that appears, click the “Choose File” button. Navigate to your Desktop and double-click the “contacts.csv” file. Now click the blue “Import” button, and be ready to wait a few seconds to a couple minutes.
If your contacts fail to appear after a few minutes, the CSV file may have contained bad data. Examine the file using Excel or Google Sheets and remove any lines containing special characters or non-address data. Save the file and try importing again.
After a successful import, you should see a new group called “Imported -Date-of-Import-” under My Contacts.
You can now close the Contacts tab and return to Mail. When composing a new email message, you should be able to begin typing any person’s name or email address from your Contacts and have their address auto-complete in the TO: field. Note that all Lehigh faculty, staff, and students are automatically included in this auto-complete, but retirees and alumni are not.
Library & Technology Services
8A East Packer Ave,
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Lehigh University provides a leading-edge library and technology environment that enables flexibility, innovation, and effectiveness in all areas of the academic enterprise, including learning and the student experience, research, administration, community-building and outreach.
27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015