This article describes instructions on how to export distribution list memebers in to a CSV file from Outlook address book.

  1. Open Outlook and start a new email.
  2. Click To button and select the distribution list you need to save in CSV.
  3. Click the plus + sign to expand the members.
  4. Select all members of the distribution list and copy them.
  5. You can close the email; you do not need it anymore.
  6. Navigate to Home > New items > More items > Contact group.
  7. In the Contact group, go to Add members > From Address book.
  8. Paste the names and email addresses into the Members field.
  9. Go to File > Save as and save your contact group as a TXT file.
  10. Open the txt file you just created and remove the first lines from it.

    • As an additional step you may also replace all tabs with commas in the txt. Copy the tab, hit CTRL+H and paste it into Find what, put comma sign into Replace with and click Replace all.
  11. Save the TXT file as CSV file. You need to select All files and add manually .csv at the end of its title.
  12. Now you can open this file in Microsoft Excel. Start Excel and go to Data > From Text.
  13. Select Delimited.
  14. Select Tab or Comma depending on your file structure. You will see if the columns are delimited correctly on the preview.
  15. Finish.
  16. Here is your data.