How to Export Gmail Groups to Outlook Mailing List

By William Pullman

You can create mailing lists in Gmail, known as groups, to target a specific subsection of your contact list, such as clients or internal teams. If you want to use the mailing list in another program, such as Microsoft Outlook, then you need to export the Gmail group. Exporting the group creates a comma separated value file, or CSV, that you can then import into Outlook. All of the information stored in the Gmail contact entries is imported into Outlook.

Log in to your Gmail account. Click the "Gmail" drop-down menu and select "Contacts."

Click "More" and then "Export." Select the group that you want to export from the drop-down menu, and then click the "Outlook CSV" radio button and the "Export" button. The group file is downloaded to your computer.

Launch Outlook and click "File," "Open" and "Import" to bring up the "Import and Export" window.

Click "Import from another program file" and click "Next." Select "Comma Separated Values (Windows)" and then select the file downloaded from Gmail.

Click "Contacts" as the destination folder. Click "Next" and then "Finish" to import the contact group to Outlook.


Information in this article applies to Outlook 2010. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.