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    Default No way to import contacts from Thunderbird

    Hi,

    I tried to import contact from Thunderbird 2.0.0.23 Ubuntu to Zimbra zcs-5.0.18_GA In Debian 4.0 in CSV format but no contacts are imported and I got any error messages !?

    What is the right way to import contact from Thunderbird ?

    Thanks in advance.

    Sam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    Ok, but the only way to import from Thunderbird is to convert the CSV generated by Thunderbird with a Python script, I can't ask to hundred users on Windows to do that !

    It wiil be better to fix the import script in Zimbra, most of our user use Thundbird

    Thanks anyway.

    Sam.

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    Did you try Zindus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by friedmar View Post
    Did you try Zindus?
    What is Zindus ?

    Thanks for your help.

    Sam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by friedmar View Post
    Did you try Zindus?
    Ok, I found Zindus but it only copy the user name but no email addresses !?

    I use Thunderbird v 2.0.0.23 on Ubuntu 9.04

    Why don't fix the Zimbra import script ???

    Sam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samp View Post
    Why don't fix the Zimbra import script ???
    The import script works fine if you use the required format for the csv file.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    The import script works fine if you use the required format for the csv file.
    Ok, in Thunderbird Contact windows I use Export in CSV with "," as separator and then import in Zimbra with the Thunderbird format and this don't work, perhaps Thunderbird is not Zimbra compatible.

    Am i post to Mozilla Thunderbird bug tracker ?

    Thunderbird use LDIF format too, why Zimbra don't use this format ?

    We have to migrate lot of user on Zimbra if we decide to use this collaborative app, and if it's not possible for users to import their contact it's a problem...

    Sam.

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    Well I've already pointed you to the wiki article and the script that will convert the Thunderbird format, that will do what you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    Well I've already pointed you to the wiki article and the script that will convert the Thunderbird format, that will do what you need.
    I tried this python script but with the same result, as well with Zindus sync installed in Thunderbird, perhaps it's a problem with the import module in Zimbra ?

    As I said I can't tell to my users to hack their CSV file before importing in Zimbra.

    Thanks anyway for your help...

    Sam.

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