Converting msg format contacts to nsf format

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I have few contacts in msg format. I want to convert/export them to Lotus Notes. These msg contacts are saved in my computer in the shared drive and I don't use Outlook in my office pC. Is there anyway I can export these contacts to Lotus Notes Address book(names.nsf)
ASKED: August 24, 2010  2:55 PM
UPDATED: July 28, 2011  12:47 PM

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Not sure what it is MSG Format ?
Is it a WAB (Windows Address Book) format ?
Could you use it with Outlook or not ?
If you have OutLook (2000 or 2003) AND Lotus Notes (V7 or higher) installed on the same machine, i can help you to move your contacts from a PST file to the Name.nsf

Could be the answer (even if I agree with BruceWayne’s comment) :

http://www.openntf.org/blogs/openntf.nsf/d6plinks/NHEF-7WL8WR

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  • TSKnoxville
    MSG is the file extension for the Microsoft Exchange mail document. The MSG file format is widely used by all Microsoft infrastructure server solutions. The main features of an MSG file are the main message body, calendar, contacts, reminders, etc. These are all arranged in a hierarchal directory with files and folders. MSG files can be opened by any program that supports MAPI (Microsoft's "Messaging Application Programming Interface"). The simplest solution would be to import the MSG files into Outlook. If unsure how to do this, check out this site: http://www.ehow.com/how_6366254_put-msg-file-outlook-contacts.html. Then export the contacts to vCard format (vcf) which you can import into Lotus Notes. I am not sure that Outlook can process "all contacts" to one vCard, or if you'll have to create individual vCards. (File / Save As)
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  • BruceWayne
    I say it again : If you could have it in PST format from Outlook, i can put all your contacts in your Names.nsf in one shot !
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  • Gabe9527
    OK I think everyone here is a bit confused on what is being asked.... the MSG format is not a contact document (vcard or even a CSV). What I think we need to know is where you go the contacts from and how. If we know this I think the solution will be easy. If the MSG format is because the document is realy an email with a load of contacts then I am afraid unless you are a developer and you know how to do COD file conversions then this will be a manual input. Let us know and we will try and help.
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  • TSKnoxville
    Original Sender - please post your response or solution... if resolved. CLARIFICATION - Re: "... the MSG format is not a contact document (vcard or even a CSV)." It is possible to open Outlook Contact (or Calendar entry) and SaveAs "Outlook Message Format (*.msg)". MSG files are saved as COM structured storage, OLE2 compound documents. An MSG file consists of several streams, each with subtags. Each subtag contains a certain piece of information with eight digit codes. The first four digits describe the kind of information the subtag contains - such as nameid, attachment, recipient, sender, body of message, etc. The second four digits describe the kind of encoding used. An MSG file may be encoded in either binary or ASCII. The main features of an MSG file are the main message body, calendar, contacts, reminders, etc. These are all arranged in a hierarchal directory with files and folders.
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