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Hey all... i dunno where to put this, so here we go.

My mom runs her business pretty much from home, and she uses Yahoo for email. Some of us know that Yahoo is a pain in the arse, so she kinda wants to move providers. I suggested gMail, and shes open to that, but how would she transfer her 100+ contacts? Could she like plop it in gMail? or does she have to spend a weekend entering them all by hand?

Also, is there a simple way to forward all mail to the new gmail account?

Thank you much
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I believe in GMAIL you can just enter your email adress info and it will just grab your contacts from that.

However i might be getting mixed up with MYSPACE but i hope not lol
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no setting for that spades =\\

Anyone else?
    
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what may be an option is using directnic.com.

I set up an email for my mom. She bought a domain name, and their email service. In the end it'a about $25 a year. Which isn't too bad at all. She then used outlook to get her email.

She now has a website so I just setup a web and email server at home.
    
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Why do you actually want to change provider ?
You can just use Thunderbird to download all the mails... would that be a solution ?
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Yahoo lets you export contacts as a CSV file and gmail imports CSV files for contacts. Sounds pretty easy to me.
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Yahoo! Address Book exports directly to CSV.

Log into Yahoo! and visit your Address Book (the Addresses tab). Click the Import/Export link on the top right ().
Figure 10. Using the Yahoo! Address Book's Import/Export feature

On the Export section of the resulting page, click the Yahoo! CSV Export Now button Exporting as Yahoo! CSV

Your browser will most likely prompt you for a place to save the CSV file on your computer's hard drive. Saving the exported CSV file to your hard drive

Now, go ahead and import that CSV using the Gmail import tool, described earlier.
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