How to make a mailing list from Google Contacts

Create a file ready for merging—or for use by a mailing service—from one or more sets of Google Contacts

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The following steps help you transform names and addresses you’ve saved in Google Contacts into a standard (comma-separated value or .csv) file you may use as a data source for postal service mailings. The steps also cover how to combine two or more sets of exported Google Contacts addresses into a single usable list without duplicates. I recommend you use a desktop-class browser, such as Chrome, since many of the export, import and data cleanup steps benefit from a laptop or desktop sized screen.

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1. Export contacts

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