Using ABee to Import Hotmail Contacts into Mac OS X
You can save time running your import/export of Hotmail/Windows Live contacts or even import other contacts list formats by taking advantage of the Abee 2.08 for Mac utility.
Available from download.cnet.com/abee, Abee is available on free “single use" trial for Mac OS X 10.2 and later PowerPC and Intel Macs. The full price is $10, and you can decide whether or not to upgrade after you have tested it.
Although you will still need to export the CSV format file from your Hotmail account, Abee will then manage the import of data into your Mac Address Book. Abee will manage the import of files from:
• Yahoo Mail
• Google Mail
• AOL Mail
• Windows Live
• Outlook, Outlook Express
• TouchBase, TouchBase Pro
• Now Contact
• PhoneBook, PhoneBook Plus
• FileMaker Pro
• Microsoft Excel
• Netscape Mail
As with the Address Book import facility, you will need to match up fields from the CSV file (note that if you’re using a contacts export from another mail system, Abee can also handle tab delimited files) with those listed in Abee.
If you’re sticking to a single export of contacts information from Hotmail or Windows Live into your Mac Address Book, the manual option should be fine – otherwise, if you have several accounts to export, I would recommend a tool such as Abee.