If you find yourself with a contact group list file (.MSG file) that you would like to import into Microsoft Outlook 2016 or 2013, you may wonder how it’s done. We have the steps for you.
Option 1 – Drag from Email to People
If you receive the group list via an email attachment, simply open the email, then drag the attached .MSG file down to the “People” icon at the bottom left corner of the screen in Outlook 2016. In Outlook 2013, it will be displayed as the word “People” at the bottom of the screen.
Option 2 – Drag from Desktop to People
If you the file it in a location on your hard drive such as your Desktop, simply select the “People” option at the bottom of the Outlook window (Shows as a two person icon in Outlook 2016), then drag and drop the .MSG file to the window.
Option 3 – Copy the Folder
- Open the file.
- Select “File“.
- From the “Info” area, select “Move item to a different folder“.
- Select “Copy to folder“.
- Choose “Contacts” > “OK“.
After the list is imported, you will be able to select it from the “Address Book” option when composing an email.