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How to export contacts from a Gmail Label

Export contacts from Gmail label

Until now, it’s been impossible to export all your Gmail Contacts from just a specific Label. There are several ways to export all of your Gmail Contacts, but as soon as you want to do it just for one Label, a world of complexity typically awaited you.

There is a particular feature of our Chrome extension, which wasn’t designed to export contacts from a Label, but so happens to make that possible because of how it works. It’s the “Build Email List” feature that scrapes your Gmail account for email addresses based on a search criteria. Don’t worry about that for now though.

Let’s dig into how darn easy it is to export the contacts in a specific Gmail Label.

This method will find all of the From, To, and Reply-To addresses of all emails in a particular Gmail Label.

Step 1: Click on the Label.

Select Gmail label

That easy! Just click the Label, so that you’re only viewing the messages in the Label, and so the Gmail Search bar says something like in:[Label Name] at the top.

In my case, I have a Gmail Label called “Graphic Designer” which contains emails from a bunch of potential graphic designers I’m considering hiring.

Step 2: Click the red magnifying glass button.

Sort by Gmail label

It’s next to the Search bar, and wait for GMass to scrape the addresses in the Label. You’ll see that GMass is chugging through your Label.

GMass sorts Gmail label

Step 3: Copy and paste from the Compose window.

GMass exports contacts from Gmail label

All of the addresses that were found in the Label will show up in the To field of the Gmail Compose window. Now all you have to do is copy/paste this. You can copy/paste into a CSV file or a Google Sheet or any other place you desire to place your newly exported Gmail Contacts.

  1. Each time I search , I get in To: Filed, one email address only that shows up somewhat like 732-recipients-big-b777286f@gmass.co

    How do I extract them to Excel sheet ?

    This is because I need to filter out unwanted emails, before I press GMASS button. and yes, I could extract emails earlier when I tried for first couple of days . I am unable to do so now.

    This is the only hitch between me making a subscription decision .

    Software is truly amazing .

    1. Hi PJ,

      Before if the total list was fewer than 1,000 addresses we converted the alias address to the actual list of addresses in the TO field. We’ve recently changed that threshold to 100 addresses a couple of weeks ago so now if it’s 100 or fewer, the actual addresses populate, but if it’s more than 100 then the alias address stays.

      In your case, what you can do is to create the drafts first for all 732 recipients. Then go in your drafts folder and remove the ones you want to filter out then go back to the email you received regarding the drafts initially created (the one with the option to send or delete) and click on the Send link. This will send out the remaining drafts that remained in your drafts folder.

        1. Hi Mike,

          What you’re seeing here is a placeholder email address that GMass uses internally. Rather than loading 2777 individual email addresses (which can cause Chrome to lag and become unresponsive), we use a placeholder email address to ensure that you don’t run into issues with system resources due to the sheer number of email addresses.

          However, what you can do is just add download@gmass.co into the TO field and wait a few moments. You’ll then see a notification message with a link to download a CSV of those 2777 addresses. Please see https://www.gmass.co/blog/view-download-email-lists-gmail-compose/ for more information on downloading the individual email addresses from that placeholder address.

  2. I have installed, registered an account, and paid.

    I have gone to the label- clicked the magnifying glass, and nothing happens?

    1. Hi Adam,

      Please make sure you are clicking the magnifying glass to the right of the search bar. If you are still experiencing difficulties, please contact our support team directly (gmass.co/g/support) so we can assist you.

  3. I ran this and got just 924 addresses from 2129 emails. I know there are just a few duplicate addresses. What happened?

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