Address Book

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chrislees
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Address Book

Post by chrislees » 2007-10-11 12:29

Hi,

I am attempting to migrate from IMail 7.15 to hMailServer and it seems that most people are happy to do without old mail, everyone wants addresses transferring.

IMail stores each user's address book as a list in a text file called aliases.txt which is going to be easy to read into a script. However, I can't find any properties or methods for using the COM API to access hMailServer's address books.

Do they exist? Am I missing missing them?

Does anyone have any other ideas about migrating the address books?

Thanks
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Post by ^DooM^ » 2007-10-11 13:53

hMail does not have any address book functionalities.

You will need to look into OpenLDAP or similar.

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Post by chrislees » 2007-10-11 13:55

Thanks ^DooM^, that'll at least save me time looking!

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Post by toetag_hmail » 2007-10-11 14:32

You might want to check out this thread. We have a basic contact system in place with a basic import function. In future releases we will have a more robust system with the idea in mind of different data models.

We are in the process of restructuring the whole project so that future releases will be more functional and easier to develop.

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Post by Kaan1983 » 2007-10-11 22:38

I believe this address book would be way faster if you use DB, unless you are not planning some spam protection functionality.
So your migration will probably already boost your application up

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Post by benn600 » 2007-10-21 10:34

I just want LDAP for Thunderbird but need the ability to edit it from Thunderbird. Otherwise, editing it can be a pain. Unless I had a nice web interface for editing it. That would be great. Are there any somewhat automatic LDAP programs that include all the schema, etc to get this working with web interface? That would be just what I need. I wouldn't mind not being able to edit in Thunderbird as long as I had a web site I could login to and edit. Then, this could be available online anyway so I'd have online access to my address book.

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Post by Thomas Parvais » 2007-11-30 17:21

Benn600,

Have you succeed to find a good and simple LDAP tool for thunderbird ?

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Post by benn600 » 2007-12-03 01:41

Things sort of went downhill when I got my iPhone. I was using my iPaq for quite a while and that would be very easy to implement Thunderbird addresses because I found a great free program called Finch Sync that would sync Thunderbird contacts with a PocketPC (network based so no ActiveSync, too!!!!)

My iPhone is the greatest and worst thing ever. I do not want to give it up and that means living with its capabilities. So for the time being, I have no impressive system in place for address books. I'm starting to think about looking around again.

Too bad IMAP didn't have a built in, very popular spec that would just solve address book problems. I never have trouble linking to hMailServer for my email--on any device--and then I have ALL of my email and folders with emails even being filtered by rules and signature added at the server. So all I have to do on any device is the server details! Would be nice if that included address book.

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