If you are like most people, you have tons of LinkedIn connections, but very few of them are providing you with actual value. I am a big fun and user of LinkedIn and always advice businesses to build a valuable network on LinkedIn. Unlike other social media sites, LinkedIn is meant for professionals and your way of communicating and using the information you gather from LinkedIn should also remain professional. Depending on what you intend to do with the LinkedIn connections you have, on this post I talk about how to export emails from LinkedIn connections.
If you are like me, I always look for ways to explore what lies beneath the skin of any platform. One cool thing you can do on LinkedIn is harvest and export the email of your connections to Microsoft Outlook CSV, Microsoft Express CSV, Yahoo Mail CSV, Mac OS X Address Book VCF or vCard VCF. But before we go through the steps, let me just cover what you must not do with the contact list you will be creating from your LinkedIn connections.Just like on any social network, you don’t “own” your contacts. Just because you are connected on LinkedIn, doesn’t mean that a person has agreed to receive your newsletters and other emails if that is what you are intending to use the emails for. I would advice you write to each of your contacts and ask for their permission first before doing anything.
These two are a big NO NO.
DON’T: One thing you should only do if you’re looking for ways to hurt your reputation, is to export your LinkedIn contacts and add them all to your email list. Again, just because you are connected it doesn’t mean that your contacts have agreed to receive your newsletter.
DON’T: Spam people
Another big no-no is to spam people with sales messages. No one likes to receive them, so don’t send them to people who trusted you and let you enter their network. You will be kicked out quickly and people also have the option to report your message as Spam and you risk being thrown into the LinkedIn prison.
Exporting you contacts list is actually very easy and here is how to export emails from LinkedIn.
1. Just log into your LinkedIn profile.
2. Navigate yourself to this link https://www.linkedin.com/people/export-settings. Below is a snap shot of the page.
3. Select your preferred format and then press export. Next you will have to pass the captcha test before the download begins. That’s all there is to it. Leave me a feedback if the post was helpful to you, and more so share the word.