Select the Address Books option in the Import dialog. This brings up a File Type Selection Dialog. This brings up the Select address book file dialog.
By default this displays and imports LDIF format address book. Select comma separated values CSV instead:. The new address book will appear in the list of address books displayed but the individual contacts may not be displayed immediately.
Switch to another address book and back to see the new contacts or try searching for a new contact. Tested with Python 3. John F. McGowan, Ph. He has been a Visiting Scholar at HP Labs developing computer vision algorithms and software for mobile devices. He has worked as a contractor at NASA Ames Research Center involved in the research and development of image and video processing algorithms and technology. He has published articles on the origin and evolution of life, the exploration of Mars anticipating the discovery of methane on Mars , and cheap access to space.
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He has a Ph. Type '? In : Well in any case, you don't have to just use Plaxo as a one-time import of contacts. With the Plaxo Thunderbird Client you can use Plaxo as a poor man's i. It has support for SSL to ensure a secure transfer as well as provide internet access. Lost your password? Powered by the Parse.
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More Mac Sites: Macworld MacUser iPhone Central. Import Address Book records into to Thunderbird Sep 07, '04 I switched from Apple's Mail. I next went to Apple's Address Book and looked for an export option, and found I could only export one card at a time.
So I did the only logical thing a programmer would do -- I created an AppleScript that would create a CSV file of all my contacts in the order that Thunderbird was looking for. The code will not win any beauty pageants, but it gets the job done. The applescript can be found on my AppleScript Page. This script uses Address Book and Text Edit; when it's done, just save the new text edit document as filename.
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The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say. Import Address Book records into to Thunderbird Authored by: The second link should be http: As a more flexible alternative you can select what group s to export and which fields you want to have in the output file - you might want to check out the "Export Addresses" script which is part of the freeware "Mail Scripts": Thunderbird doesn't handle vCard files?
That seems strange. Crimson Napkin on Sep 07, '04 TomHopper on Dec 11, '04 Other things it does that Mail doesn't: If it integrated or just synched with the Address Book, I'd use it on my Mac. Maybe an easier idea Authored by: Then you might want to use an LDAP server, and point all of your email clients at it.
A better idea I'm appending this comment so hopefully people who are looking to find a way to export their Apple Address Book contacts to GMail's CSV based contacts database, will find this as their top search! Thanks for the scripts. That script is great - many thanks.
The only issue I had was that some of my entries had line breaks in them which get passed through to the final CSV file. I added the following function at the beginning of the script: You can find my version here: I get the same error Ryan [ Reply to This ].
Update, I have put this code up That was fantastic, nothing else worked but that for me - thanku [ Reply to This ]. Now all we need is a Address Book client There seems to be a patch for Thunderbird to work with the apple address book.
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