Export Email Lists in Gmail

Dear Computer Lady,

I have 5 Folders with around 40 to 50 names & emails in each folder.

I’d like to copy & paste each folder in a Word 2007 or notepad to forward to others so they can see
all the members in our social list.?? I’ve tried many times & it always only print 1/10 of the
names & the rest it only shows the alphabet like A B C D but no names/emails in each alphabet ?

Each folder has A thru Y and will only show the names & emails under W–X–Y–Z and the remainder
just shows the alphabet letter and NO NAMES/emails ??

Can you tell me how to save these folders so it shows all 50 names/emails so I can forward to those in other
folders the others in the list ??

I use Gmail in Window’s10 Pro.

Thanks, Jerry

Dear Jerry,

I don’t think this is an operation you can do with a simple copy and paste, you will need to export your email addresses first.

Lets take a look at how to do that.

First, log into your Gmail account and click on “Gmail” in the upper-left corner and select contacts.

Google has a new version of contacts they are trying out. If you are using the new version, you will have to temporarily switch back to the old version just long enough to export your contact folders. To do this, click on “Switch to the old version” at the bottom of the left column.

Once the old version is displayed, find the button that says, “More” at the top of the list of addresses.

Click “More”, then click “Export…” in the menu.

A dialog box will appear. In the first section, click on “The Group” and select your desired folder.

In the next section, select one of the CSV formats, then click the “Export” button.

In the dialog box that appears, select the location you want to save the file in, and click the “Save” button

This will save your contacts list as a CSV file which will open in Excel. From there, you can copy and paste whatever information you want to share, or you can attach the whole file to an email.

Since this was a bit involved to explain, I have created a video for you at: https://youtu.be/c2paHwmzbpA

I hope this helps, Elizabeth


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