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how do I import contacts from google contacts into Thunderbird?

how do I import contacts from google contacts into Thunderbird?

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There are a few options described here:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1148390

There are a few options described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1148390
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Hello there, The few options described in the article technically 'work', i.e. exporting Google Contacts to a cvf or cfv file and importing the corresponding file into Thunderbird Address Book. However, quite a few contact fields are NOT imported, mainly alternative email addresses, phone numbers, etc. Also the add-on designed for sync Google contacts and Thunderbird Address book is not functional any longer. I am in the process of a total migration and so far I was able to sync mails and calendar. However, since contacts are missing or wrong, I'm afraid there is not going to be a true migration. Thanks!

Hello there, The few options described in the article technically 'work', i.e. exporting Google Contacts to a cvf or cfv file and importing the corresponding file into Thunderbird Address Book. However, quite a few contact fields are NOT imported, mainly alternative email addresses, phone numbers, etc. Also the add-on designed for sync Google contacts and Thunderbird Address book is not functional any longer. I am in the process of a total migration and so far I was able to sync mails and calendar. However, since contacts are missing or wrong, I'm afraid there is not going to be a true migration. Thanks!
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sfhowes
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If you aren't getting all the contact fields to import with the simple approach, you should export from Google to a csv file and edit the csv in a spreadsheet so the fields match the structure of the TB address book:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Import_address_list_from_text_file

Then, when you import the csv to TB, the input fields will match the address book fields.

If you aren't getting all the contact fields to import with the simple approach, you should export from Google to a csv file and edit the csv in a spreadsheet so the fields match the structure of the TB address book: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Import_address_list_from_text_file Then, when you import the csv to TB, the input fields will match the address book fields.
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Ignacio22 0 solutions 2 answers

Thanks, makes sense... It's a lot of work and after that I presume there won't be synchronization with new contacts created, say, when using a cellphone. Am I right? Cheers and thanks again

Thanks, makes sense... It's a lot of work and after that I presume there won't be synchronization with new contacts created, say, when using a cellphone. Am I right? Cheers and thanks again
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sfhowes
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If the gContactSync add-on isn't working, then you won't be able to sync Google contacts with that add-on, but it's possible to sync with other CardDAV and EAS services with TbSync.

If the gContactSync add-on isn't working, then you won't be able to sync Google contacts with that add-on, but it's possible to sync with other CardDAV and EAS services with [https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-us/thunderbird/addon/tbsync/ TbSync].
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