I spent quite a while today trying to import my contacts from Thunderbird to my Hotmail account ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). The hotmail account claimed to be able to import comma delimited files so I exported the address book from Thunderbird as a comma delimited file and as an LDIF file. Every time I attempted to import either file format to my hotmail account, I ended up with everybody’s name, and no email addresses. I went to my Linkedin account ( http://www.linkedin.com/in/duncanwinn ) and the same thing happened when I attempted to import the comma delimited file.
Linked in told me it could also use a vcf file to import from and I thought I could export my address book as a vcard (vcf format) from Thunderbird. I went to my Thunderbird program and didn’t see how this was possible. Then I remembered that I had seen it as an option that was available in Thunderbird when I was running it in Ubuntu Linux. I had been running Thunderbird under Windows 7 because I’m trying to get more experience with Windows 7. I booted my computer up under Ubuntu, ran the Thunderbird program, and there it was. After exporting the address book using vcard format (vcf), I was able to import it to my Linkedin account. After importing it into my Linkedin account, I was able to import it from Linked in to my hotmail account. After importing it to my hotmail account, I was able to import it to Facebook.
Aren’t computers fun!!!