How To Remove Duplicate Contacts In Yahoo Mail?
By on July 31st, 2008

Continuing our series of posts where we show users how to remove duplicate contacts, we will show users how they can remove duplicate contacts in Yahoo Mail.

If you are Windows Live Hotmail user, you may want to consider reading our earlier post, where we showed users how to remove duplicate contacts from Windows Live Hotmail.

Yahoo Mail has quite recently added a new feature allowing users to remove duplicate contacts, though the feature is still in the beta phase, it does it jobs good enough. To remove duplicate contacts in Yahoo Mail, login to your account and click on the Options link in the right hand side and select Mail options from the drop down link.

A new page should showing you different options, click on the link that says Contacts Options, clicking on this link should open up a new window.

Tip: To load the address book option quickly copy and paste the URL (without the quotes) http://address.mail.yahoo.com/?A=oin the same browser window to directly load the address book options for Yahoo.

In the address book options page click on the link that says Clean up Duplicates (beta).

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Once you click on the link a new inline window will open showing you the duplicate contacts in your account.

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You can click on the link to merge exact contacts into one, once the exact contacts have been merged, click on the Next button.

Clicking on the next button will take your through a wizard allowing you to easily merge the other similar contacts into a single entry.

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Once you have gone through the wizard to merge the similar entries your Yahoo Mail address book be free of duplicate contacts.

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