How to Import Contacts From Yahoo to Kindle Fire

by Adrian Grahams

Your Amazon Kindle Fire tablet can automatically import all contacts from Yahoo Mail when you first add the email account to the device. The Kindle Fire ships with all the relevant server settings for Yahoo Mail, which allows the device's Contacts app to sync with Yahoo after you set up your email account. If you choose not to import contacts when adding the email account, you can go back and manually import contacts from Yahoo Mail at any time.

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Tap the "Apps" tab on the Kindle Fire's home screen. Select "Email" to open the Email app.

2

Touch the "Menu" icon on the Email screen, then tap the "Accounts" option.

3

Press and hold the name of your Yahoo Mail account on the email accounts screen.

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Tap "Import Contacts" in the list of account options.

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Wait a few seconds for the import procedure to complete.

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Select "Contacts" from the Kindle Fire's App screen to access a list of all contacts you've imported from Yahoo and other providers. The device's Email app also accesses the imported contact list when you want to send emails.

Tips

  • check If you need to set up your Yahoo Mail account on the Kindle Fire, open the Email app, and then enter your Yahoo Mail address and password in the onscreen setup wizard. The Kindle will recognize the Yahoo Mail account and automatically set it up for you.
  • check The Kindle Fire allows automatic contact imports from Google Gmail and Microsoft Outlook as well as Yahoo Mail. You can also export contacts from other email programs in a vCard format (VCF) file.

Warning

  • close The information in this article applies to first and second generation Kindle Fire tablets. It may vary slightly or significantly for other Kindle versions.

About the Author

Adrian Grahams began writing professionally in 1989 after training as a newspaper reporter. His work has been published online and in various newspapers, including "The Cornish Times" and "The Sunday Independent." Grahams specializes in technology and communications. He holds a Bachelor of Science, postgraduate diplomas in journalism and website design and is studying for an MBA.

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