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How to Sync Yahoo Contacts to the Mac Address Book.


yahootoaddressbook_150 Mac Address Book is an address book for Apple’s Mac OS X. It features various syncing features and integrations into the rest of the OS. Address Book also supports Lightweight Directory Interchange Format (LDIF). LDIF is an ASCII file format used to exchange information and enable synchronization of that information between Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) servers. You can’t export information from Address Book in LDIF format; you can only import it. Address Book can import and export vCards. Yahoo! Address Book is an online contact manager you can use to store all your contact information about individuals and companies. In order to use Yahoo! Address Book, you must be a registered Yahoo! user. If you have an active Yahoo Address Book and wants to share your Yahoo contacts with Mac Address bokk follow the steps given below.


  • First, check to make sure you’re running Mac OS X 10.5 ("Leopard") or higher. To check what version of Mac OS X you’ve got, click the Apple menu and select About This Mac. Only Mac OS X 10.5 or higher support the Yahoo! Address Book sync feature.
  • Open your Mac’s Address Book application. From the Address Book menu, select Preferences…
  • Check "Synchronize with Yahoo!". Click Agree on the terms of service. Then enter your Yahoo! ID and password.
  • Open iSync. Click the iSync menu and select Preferences…. Ensure the checkboxes for "Enable syncing on this computer" and "Show status in menu bar" are checked.
  • A sync icon will appear in the menu bar (it looks like two arrows in a circle). Click the icon, then clickSync Now.
    • For the first sync, you may either merge the data on your computer with Yahoo! Address Book, or replace the contacts on your computer with the data from the Yahoo! Address Book. Choose the option you prefer, then click Sync.
  • For subsequent syncs, just click Sync Now from the sync menu.

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    1. hautruong November 2, 2012 Reply

      it works. thanks 🙂

    2. joel September 8, 2010 Reply

      works well for me! thanks

    3. InSearch November 24, 2009 Reply

      I have a great experience using free SyncMate for Mac synchronization, but I’m not quite sure if it works with Yahoo. This should be checked.

    4. Carmine October 5, 2009 Reply

      Just to let you know, this does not work.

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