Constant Contact is a third party tool that allows you to communicate with your customer base through email. This post will provide simple instructions for importing a contact list to use in Constant Contact. Constant Contact also offers the option to manually type in email addresses, but the import option is great for when you have multiple email addresses to add at once.

  1. This is a sample of what your email list might look like. It can contain just email addresses, or you can add more details like name, address and other contact information.

    image 1: This is a sample of what your email list might look like. It can contain just email addresses, or you can add more details like name, address and other contact information.

    Start with a file in one of the following formats. Constant Contact’s website contains instructions for exporting an email list in any of these formats from Outlook, Outlook Express, Act!, Excel or Notepad. (image 1)

    • Excel (.xls)
    • Comma Separated Value (.csv)
    • Text (.txt)
  2. Once you have your email list saved on your computer, log into Constant Contact and click on the Contacts tab in the header, then click on the  Add/Import Contacts link (image 2).