Import your Mac OS X Address Book into Thunderbird

Finally I found a relatively painless way to import the Mac OS X Address Book into Thunderbird (note this is a one off import, not a dynamic link).


  1. In Apple’s Address book, select the addresses you’d like to export in the list
  2. Select File -> Export vCard…
  3. and save the .vcf file

  4. Download morecols
  5. Launch Thunderbird and select Tools -> Import and select the morecols .xpi file
  6. You’ll need to quit and relaunch Thunderbird
  7. In Thunderbird, open Window -> Address Book
  8. From the Tools menu, select Actions for contacts -> Import vCard/vcf
  9. Select the vcf file you exported from Apple’s Address Book

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