importing outlook contacts into kmail

importing outlook contacts into kmail

Post by jg » Tue, 14 May 2002 12:03:33



Hi there,

Is there an easy way to import contacts in the kaddressbook that is within
kmail?  I went to the Import selection in the kaddressbook, but the only
options are importing a KDE2 address book, a vcard, or "list."  I have my
contacts saved in csv format, pst format, but neither of those would work.  
I'm using kde3 on mandrake 8.2.

Any help would be appreciated.  TIA

 
 
 

importing outlook contacts into kmail

Post by Ami Setto » Wed, 15 May 2002 03:55:11


I wrestled with this myself.  I was using outlook 2000.

First off, go save your contacts as Tab separated -
Then, go to ESR's homepage - find the "lookout" script he's written:
http://tuxedo.org/~esr/lookout/index.html

         I made a few changes to the lookout script to work properly for
the KDE 2.2.2 addressbook.  A few names in the map were off a bit, and I
also added some logic to generate the "FileAs" string.

         I'll attach the output of a diff to this post. it's small.
Feel free to use it or not, whatever.

Please note:
1) I don't know Python, and I'm very lazy.
2) There seem to be a few superflous changes in the diff, I think it may
have
to do with the editor I used and I'm not sure if Python scripts are
supposed to be tabified or not (see note #1 :)
3) Yeah, I probably should've made the FileAs logic an option, but see
the second part of note #1 :)

Good luck - lemme know if I can help...

-Ami Setton


> Hi there,

> Is there an easy way to import contacts in the kaddressbook that is within
> kmail?  I went to the Import selection in the kaddressbook, but the only
> options are importing a KDE2 address book, a vcard, or "list."  I have my
> contacts saved in csv format, pst format, but neither of those would work.  
> I'm using kde3 on mandrake 8.2.

> Any help would be appreciated.  TIA

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importing outlook contacts into kmail

Post by Ami Setto » Wed, 15 May 2002 04:02:47



> I wrestled with this myself.  I was using outlook 2000.

> First off, go save your contacts as Tab separated -
> Then, go to ESR's homepage - find the "lookout" script he's written:
> http://tuxedo.org/~esr/lookout/index.html

>         I made a few changes to the lookout script to work properly for
> the KDE 2.2.2 addressbook.  A few names in the map were off a bit, and I
> also added some logic to generate the "FileAs" string.

>         I'll attach the output of a diff to this post. it's small.
> Feel free to use it or not, whatever.

> Please note:
> 1) I don't know Python, and I'm very lazy.
> 2) There seem to be a few superflous changes in the diff, I think it may
> have
> to do with the editor I used and I'm not sure if Python scripts are
> supposed to be tabified or not (see note #1 :)
> 3) Yeah, I probably should've made the FileAs logic an option, but see
> the second part of note #1 :)

> Good luck - lemme know if I can help...

> -Ami Setton


>> Hi there,

>> Is there an easy way to import contacts in the kaddressbook that is
>> within kmail?  I went to the Import selection in the kaddressbook, but
>> the only options are importing a KDE2 address book, a vcard, or
>> "list."  I have my contacts saved in csv format, pst format, but
>> neither of those would work.  I'm using kde3 on mandrake 8.2.

>> Any help would be appreciated.  TIA

AND I top-posted, shame on me.
I also forgot to mention, though you might know, that you can use the
"patch" command with those diffs I posted to make the "patched" version
of esr's script.  The syntax escapes me but it's one of two ways, so you
can trial-and-error it, with likely only one error maximum.

Enjoy.

-Ami

 
 
 

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