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Re: address book for mutt



On Fri, Nov 08, 2002 at 05:34:47PM +0530, Sandip P Deshmukh wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 08, 2002 at 09:52:11PM +1100, Sam Varghese wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 08, 2002 at 03:51:28PM +0530, Sandip P Deshmukh spake thus:
> > 
> > > i have recently migrated from windows to linux. currently i use woody 3.0.
> > > in windows i used outlook and one of the important portions i will like to carry over
> > > in linux is the address book. i have converted ms outlook addressbook into csv format. it
> > > has several headings - first name, last name, work tel, home tel, etc.
> > > i want to know is there anyway i can port it into linux and integrate it with mutt?
> > > if not, can someone suggest a solution?
> > 
> > If it's Outlook 97, you can use the script available here:
> > http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/lookout/
> 
> sad - it is outlook 2000. but as i said, i already have the data in csv format - fairly
> universal?
> 
> and how do i integrate it with mutt?

Look at abook for a simple addressbook written for mutt.  Its manpage 
says that it can use the --convert option to import different formats, 
including csv files.

It's not graphical, flash, fancy, and doesn't use the mouse, but it 
works - sort of like mutt, in that respect :-)

Also, take a look at the lbdb package - it might be of interest to you.  
I don't use it personally (yet), but have heard good things about it 
from others on this list.

Hope this helps,
-- jc

-- 
It may stop, it may not.  And stop calling me "dj".



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