How to Import Contacts from Webmail to Outlook 2016?

admin | July 14th, 2021 | outlook

Summary: Do you have contacts saved in your Webmail and are looking for ways to import contacts from Webmail to Outlook 2016. If your answer is yes, then keep reading this article.

Webmails are different than desktop-based email clients as they provide the facility to send and receive messages over the internet. Unlike other email service providers, Webmail requires zero configuration thanks to cPanel. It has got enough advantages to shade its demerits as discussed further.

There are three clients provided by Webmail namely Horde, SquirrelMail, and Roundcube. As SquirrelMail has been discontinued by cPanel, we shall discuss the other two only.

How to Import Contacts from Webmail to Outlook 2016?

Let us first discuss the basics here. As an Outlook user, you must be aware that MS Outlook accepts the contacts in CSV or vCard format. Unfortunately, Roundcube Webmail produces only the vCard file which is a virtual standard business card.

Export Contacts from Roundcube Webmail

  • Log into your Webmail account & click on “Contacts”.
  • Choose the list of contacts you want to export.
  • Then, select the Export button on the left side.
  • Your contacts will be saved in a local folder.

Let us discuss another client to cover all topics to help you import contacts from Webmail to Outlook 2016.

Export Contacts from Horde Webmail

Log in to Webmail and click on ‘Address Book’ & select ‘Import/Export’ from the panel.
In the Export Address Book area, choose the vCard format.
Then, choose the list of contacts you wish to move to Outlook.
Click on the ‘Export’ button & to save your contacts.

Let us now find out how to import them into Outlook.

Import Contacts from Webmail to Outlook 2016 – Read

MS Outlook has some limitations and that is its inability to accept multiple virtual contacts at once. You have to manually keep importing them. Therefore, to ease this process, we recommend using the SysTools vCard Importer tool that converts these contacts to an Outlook data file that you can use to import into your account.

  1. You should first download the tool and install it.

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2. Then, browse and add these contacts to your account.

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3. You can now preview them in the software.

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4. Now, select the destination to save these contacts in Outlook.

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5. Hit the export button to continue.

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After you convert the contacts, you can now move them into your Outlook 2016 or other version using the Import/Export wizard.


  • Import contacts from Webmail to Outlook 2016 in bulk.
  • Maps the custom fields automatically and effectively.
  • Supports vCard contacts of all versions i.e., 2.1, 3.0, 4.0.
  • Maintains the metadata and hierarchy of the folder.
  • Supports all versions of MS Outlook including 2016.

Related: Import PST Contacts to Gmail

Wrapping Up

In this blog, we have finally answered the eternal query: How to import contacts from Webmail to Outlook 2016. You should go through every step and follow them properly to achieve the required results. You can go with the manual import of the contacts but that consumes a lot of time and is not effective. Therefore, we have provided the best of the ways that will safeguard your source files.