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How to Download Your LinkedIn Connections Emails - Access Your Most Useful Information On LinkedIn

May 24th, 2017

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How to Download Your LinkedIn Connections Emails Access Your Most Useful Information On LinkedIn

How to Download Your LinkedIn Connections Emails - Access Your Most Useful Information On LinkedIn:


I’ll bet you didn’t know that you can download your connections email addresses out of LInkedIn?

It is extremely easy to do.  Here are the steps to download your LinkedIn connections Emails:

  1. On the main page on LInkedIn, go to the Me menu item and click it
  2. Then select Settings and Privacy - You will be taken to the settings page
  3. Scroll down to the last option in the Basics menu and select “Getting an archive of your data”
  4. Click on that and then select “Fast file only” - You will be prompted to use your LinkedIn Password
  5. You will receive an email from LinkedIn instructing you to download your file - Click the link
  6. You will be brought back to your LinkedIn Settings page where you can then click the Download button
  7. You file will be downloaded as a zip file
  8. Open the Zip File and select the Connections.csv file
Now that you have the email addresses of all of your LinkedIn connections, what can you do with them?

Here are some suggestions:

1. Sort the list and tag your contacts:

You now have the ability to go through and tag your LinkedIn connections any way that you want to.  As a suggestion, you could go through and tag your connections how you might want to categorize them, like prospect, client, suspect.

A system that I often use is A, B, C and D.  A connections I want to keep in touch with every 30 days, B every 60 days and C every 90 days or more.  D connections are those connections that I really don’t have any need to keep in contact with.

I usually go through and sort my email connections once I download the list.  Because I am downloading this information on a regular basis, I only add tags to any new connections.

2. Upload to your CRM:

If you sort your connections and it makes sense, you can upload them to your Client Relationship Management (CRM) system.  Don’t upload connections to your CRM if it doesn’t make sense, that’s just extra noise you will be adding to your CRM.

3. Add to your email list:

If you have sorted your contacts and it makes sense, you can add them to your email contact list so that you can keep in contact.

Some Additional Information on Downloading LinkedIn Connections Emails:

  • I believe that this will eventually go away, so you should put this in your calendar to do every month.
  • This won’t work for 2nd or 3rd level connections and there is no way to do this.
  • If you are using the different tabs in Gmail - you may have to look under the “Social” tab.