How can I import vcf (vcard) contacts?

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All my contacts are in my (mac) address book. I can export them to vcard files (vcf), but cannot import vcf files. Is there a way to convert them to xls or csv?
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There sure is a way to do this!

To get that vCard saved as a .csv file to upload into Emma, just use this simple tool. There's no software to download at all; simply go to this site and upload your vCard: http://labs.brotherli.ch/vcfconvert/index.php

Make sure to select CSV, then "Comma" in the Format settings (leave everything else as is). Click convert, then save your .csv file to your computer. Now you can import this file into Emma without a problem with these step-by-step import instructions: http://myemma.com/resources/how-to/importing-audience-members

Hope this helps!
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Philip@philipdarbyshire.com.au

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This is useful but I only 'found it' after posting question.  I think MyEmma's support pages are getting harder not easier to navigate and 'find things';
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Hi Philip! I spotted the other conversation you created and will archive it, since you found your answer here. But I wanted to jump in to see where things went awry — Will you please help me understand how it’s hard to navigate? Is there a word or phrase you were searching for but not able to find?

Let me know!
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Philip@philipdarbyshire.com.au

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Hi katie,

I just found it hard to find a clear "Contact Support" link or button that would have taken me to a live chat or 'email support here' link

I know companies like to "steer" people through FAQs and existing discussions first, but sometimes it's easier just to as you 'silly question' :-) and get a quick answer or link to what you are looking for.

Now for my sneaky follow up question.....  I have lots of contacts that don't have countries set for them yet.  Can I 'batch change' contacts, i.e. select 50 from Uk and set them all as UK or do I have to do one at a time :-)  thanks!!!!
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PS:  the vcf import didn't work.  I exported about 50 contacts as vcf file, imported it into that external free website, converted, then imported into my 'audience' as a test group, but it was a mess, email addresses all mixed in with text, addresses and other 'stuff'  Would have taken longer to filter and edit each contact than to enter it into Audience manually.  probably something wrong at my end
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You can totally feel free to ask silly questions here! We don’t offer live chat, but we’re in the community all day, along with your fellow community members, and happy to help. If you want to ask a question where you need to share some private info, always feel free to create a private conversation.

When you converted your file, did you select Comma in the format settings? I’m curious if it didn’t know how to separate and arrange your data. I’m glad to take a closer look, if you’d like to add your .vcf file to your document library.
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A vCard record is merely a text file. If you do not have an   automated facility with which to process vCard records, you can open them with a text   editor and then use the information. The contents of avCard file varies with the   information inserted by the file creator.

If you receive the vCard in the form of a file on a disk, you can import it into your default Contact folder by using the Outlook vcf Import and Export To do this, follow these steps:   
  • On the File menu, click Import And Export.
  • Click to select the Import a vCard file (*.vcf) check box, and then click Next.
  • Click to select the vCard file, and then click Open.
  • The vCard data is used to create a Contact record in your default Contacts folder.