Hot answers tagged

5

I have successfully used the following AppleScript: tell application "Address Book" repeat with thisPerson in every person try repeat with thisPhone in every phone of thisPerson if label of thisPhone = "other" then set label of thisPhone to "mobile" end if end repeat ...


5

You should be able to do this by syncing both computers with gmail contacts. Not an ideal or elegant solution, but it should work. You can also probably do it through itunes on both machines.


5

If you are doing a search using Active Directory tools, then the * character is the one you would use for a wildcard, not %. This comes from the LDAP directory search syntax. But it looks to me like the search box available from dsquery.dll only works correctly with a wildcard placed at the end of the string. So if you wanted to find groups with names ...


4

Utilities not really necessary, it is simply a single file See this explanation for details You only need to know the user name and the name of the associated pst file.


4

Since Vista contacts are built-in, if you have MS Office you might also want to consider MS Outlook. Another alternative is Free Address Book. Free Address Book is an address book wherewith you can note the addresses, phone numbers, mobile, fax, company name, country, city, website address and email addresses of your contacts and partners. You can ...


4

There is one other method that avoids the conversation-tree problem but has its own defect: Copy recipients from email source The source is accessible via Ctrl+u (or View > Message Source). You can copy several email addresses and paste them in the e.g. To-field of a new email. On pressing enter the string is split automatically and spread out in one field ...


4

This works in Outlook 2010; don't see why it wouldn't in Outlook 2013 as well: Right click on a recipient in the message header in the Reading Pane From the context menu that pops-up, choose Select All, then press Ctrl+C to copy them or right click on the selected addresses and choose Copy Open your Contact Group or create a new one via New Items / More ...


3

Gmail has an automatic duplicates detector. You could: Set up a new account Import both sets of contacts Use the Gmail duplicates finder to delete and merge them Export into a master contact list. Your user would also get a bonus Gmail account out of it...


3

An alternate way of importing your Google contacts is using pull_contacts.py. This script will: perform a GData query to retrieve all the contacts; and print them in alpine's addressbook format. So, to add all of your Google contacts to the addressbook, simply: python pull_contacts.py aphacker@gmail.com >> .addressbook The main advantage of ...


3

As the previous poster says, use vCard. If you convert your Outlook Contacts to vCards, you can import them anywhere. Do it like this: Go to your Outlook contacts, and select them all (select one, press Ctrl-A). -Click Actions -> Forward as vCard. Depending on how many contacts you have, Outlook might be busy for a while. Eventually, you'll end up with a ...


3

(You're probably not going to like my answer) If you truly need to manipulate this on mac and windows, you're probably better off using a net-based service (e.g. Constant Contact, MailChimp, others). Microsoft markets Entourage as its Outlook for Mac, but it's not. It's considerably weaker than Outlook. Don't expect any add-on available for Outlook to be ...


3

Unfortunately there is no way to automatically sync them, or keep them in sync. The only way to do it is by using Microsoft Outlook as an intermediary step. Export Contacts from your Windows Live/Hotmail account as CSV file (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/import-contacts-from-windows-live-hotmail-to-outlook-HA010224411.aspx) Import your ...


3

You should be able to get the Exchange address book added to your list of address books in outlook from your "Account Settings" window, selecting Add Address Book and choosing LDAP. GAL integration works in Outlook for OSX through LDAP. More compatibility information here: http://blog.aaronmarks.com/?p=42 Good luck!


3

I'm not sure if this covers BCCed recipients, but this should do the trick for you: In Mail, from the Window menu, choose Previous Recipients. Notice that entries already in your Address Book are marked with an icon at the left. Click any item in the list, then type ⌘-A to Select All. Click the Add to Address Book button in the lower-right of the Previous ...


3

It does appear to pick up any number that you enter into the telephone numbers section even if some are missing the international dialing code. You can set the default dialing code in preferences. Check that all the numbers that are missing are correctly entered into the telephone numbers section in the address book. My wife for example had entered some ...


3

If both machines are on a LAN you could set up an LDAP server on one of them and make both system's email clients use it. Wikipedia has a List of LDAP software for various platforms.


3

If you used the Mozilla Thunderbird email client on both systems, there are extensions to sync them via the Internet. Here's some additional information about sharing address books using Thunderbird.


3

Thunderbird already looks at your local address book first. You can perhaps have it add the e-mail addresses found in the directory to the local address book so they would be found first (and faster)? Tools -> Options -> Composition -> Addressing -> (Check) Local Address Books + (Check) Directory Server + (Check) Automatically add outgoing e-...


3

I was successful with simple copy and paste: Opened source of mail which I wanted to us as mailing list template Copied To: and CC: headers from source (Ctrl+U) Created new mailing list in the address book, pasting all addresses comma-separated in the first line of the members list. I had to clean out double entries in one case. But that's in any case ...


2

While we are on an Exchange server, I don't believe it matters. Within Outlook, I simply click on the empty picture and choose a file. Then in preview pane or the email itself when opened, I see the picture to the right of the address information. How are you attaching the pictures to the contacts?


2

I don't think you can just 'reach out' and use them on the fly, but you can append them to your existing ~/.addressbook in GMail, choose 'Contacts', then 'Export' in the upper right corner choose 'Outlook CSV' & save open it in a spreadsheet delete first line, insert a column before the others Save As -> Text export (configurable) in the upcoming ...


2

As per @Gnoupi's comment, I've uploaded my own home-grown version to github. Currently there is no exe (you have to download and build it yourself). I'll probably fix that soon. ContactManager on github ContactManager was born out of a frustration with Outlook and Gmail contact management, which don't include the notion of 'household' - this ...


2

Google Sync (which is built into SL's address book only syncs the following: -People's names and job titles -Company names -Email and postal addresses -Phone numbers -IM names, including the type of service -Notes -Photos (on Mac OS X 10.6 only) (ref) I'm seeing the same behavior in my google contacts too, it syncs everything but group membership.


2

A very popular service for syncing contact information is Plaxo. It will sync with multiple services and applications. There are some limitations based on your services and service levels. Hotmail and Yahoo for example don't allow certain functions without paying for a premium service.


2

I use Business Contact Manager with Outlook. It's a really good way to keep tracks of calls, meetings and notes from each customer I have. I use the 2003 version and this one is free. Free to download and to use. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3aec8b42-6dc5-4922-9dfb-1c82237d6b62&displaylang=en


2

If you have Entourage installed also, you can enable syncing with Entourage as the middle-man. Look in Preferences for the "sync services" pane and enable "Synchronize contacts with Address Book and .Mac".


2

Look under the Window menu for the "Previous Recipients". You can view and edit there.


2

An .abbu backup is all-or-nothing. vCard exports are not. Here's the approach I would take: Select all your contacts File > Export > vCard > Export vCard… Save it somewhere. File > Import… your old .abbu archive, replacing everything File > Import… your previously saved vCard archive Address book will now allow you update your old archive with your new ...


2

AFAIK you really need a Mac to mount the Time Machine Disk. But you may be lucky: Do you know how your Time Machine Disk was formatted? Fat32? HFS+? If it's Fat32 i think TM created a so called sparsebundle (some kind of growing disk image) that can only be opened with a Mac (Or OS X installed in Virtual Box...). If it's HFS+ i think TM uses the Disk ...


2

You would need to write a Sync Adapter to synchronize your changes with your PC and other applications. Android provides an example: http://developer.android.com/resources/samples/SampleSyncAdapter/index.html



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible