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#13811 - 01/20/11 09:10 AM transferring addresses
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
OS 10.5.8
I want to transfer the addresses from my server's mail to apples address book. I have tried to find a way without success.
Just what is the process?....please.
jaybass

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#13812 - 01/20/11 09:43 AM Re: transferring addresses [Re: jaybass]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
So give us a hint--what have you tried?

Did you export them in the card format that Address Book recognizes?
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#13813 - 01/20/11 10:29 AM Re: transferring addresses [Re: Ira L]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
I opened the servers mail app then I opened apple's address book.
Then exported servers addresses as abook.csv but it was grayed out in the download window. I then dragged it out of downloads to the desktop (in desperation) with the same result.
Any ideas?
jaybass

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#13831 - 01/21/11 08:49 AM Re: transferring addresses [Re: jaybass]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
I qualify this by saying I am not sitting in front of a Mac as I write, so regretfully I am missing a specific. BUT Address Book uses the "card format" (this is the missing specific; I don't remember the exact name), while CSV is a generic comma separated format (most often used with spreadsheets).

Can you export from the server in another format, or is there something that takes CSV and converts it into AB format?

When I get in front of a Mac I will check and see if I can answer my own questions for you, if no one else has beforehand.
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#13833 - 01/21/11 09:19 AM Re: transferring addresses [Re: jaybass]
joemikeb Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Ira's question brings up the need for another piece of information. What "server" are you trying to download these addresses from? That can have a huge impact on what particular format it can export to.

Note: the vCard (.Vcf) format used by Apple's AddressBook is commonly used on both Mac and Windows.
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#13847 - 01/21/11 04:10 PM Re: transferring addresses [Re: jaybass]
dianne Offline

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Registered: 08/04/09
Hi, jaybass

Just in case anything in this link might of use to you: Importing contacts into Address Book
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#13861 - 01/22/11 07:14 AM Re: transferring addresses [Re: joemikeb]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
Thank you Ira, joe & diana for your input.
I managed to solve the problem yesterday like this:
Open server's mail (PRIMUS by name) tools> address book> tools> export> window showing abook.csv> save file to downloads. Open apple's address book> file> import> text file> downloads> abook.csv (click)> open> imported!!!
Where there is a will, there is a way...thank God.
jaybass



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#13866 - 01/22/11 09:17 AM Re: transferring addresses [Re: jaybass]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
All's well that's ends well. smirk
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