Import Upload a Mailing List or Emails

If you have an existing list of emails you would like to use with Flashissue you can use the list in one of 2 ways:

  1. Import the list into Flashissue - Premium Feature
  2. Import these emails into Google Contacts (Gmail's address book) - Free Feature

Import a list directly into Flashissue

  1. Create a new mailing list from the List tab and use the Import List option or
  2. Open an existing list form the List tab and use the blue Import button

    Import contacts into Google Contacts

    To import contacts to Gmail:

    1. Create a custom CSV file, or export the address book from your other webmail provider or email client as a CSV file.
    2. Sign in to Gmail.
    3. Click Gmail at the top-left corner of your Gmail page, then choose Contacts.
      1. Click the More button above the contacts list and select Import....
      2. Click the Choose File button.
      3. Select the file you'd like to upload and click the Import button.

When it's done, Gmail will display the number of contacts imported.

If you receive any error messages during the import, you might need to edit your CSV file.

Note: These CSV files work with Outlook, Outlook Express, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, Eudora, and some other email providers. But the CSV files that these applications produce might not contain all of the supported contact fields. For example, when Outlook exports to a CSV file, it omits data including attachments, distribution lists, contact pictures, the "file as" field, the "alias" field, and text formatting in the "notes" field. Google Contacts doesn’t have a way to know what was omitted, so we suggest that you manually copy over any important information in these fields after you import your contacts.

About the notes field:

  • Google Contacts doesn't support rich text formatting, or unlimited length in the “notes” field. When we're unable to import a certain field from the CSV, we do our best to let you know so that you can fix it manually.
  • The maximum size for a contact is 128 KB. If a contact exceeds this size, the "notes" field might be truncated.

Next: Exporting contacts from other mail providers

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