How to import contacts and calendar items into a mailbox


SUMMARY

How to import contacts and calendar appointments into the mailbox Contact and Calendar folder.

DETAILS

There are a few way to import contacts into a users contact folder:

1. When users log into the webmail interface, if they select the Contact list there is an Import button where you can upload contacts to import. Importing can be done by retrieving the contacts from a CardDAV server or from a CSV file. For a CSV import, the fields that are supported for an import are described in the webmail user guide available here. For webmail users the import from CardDAV is also available under the Options->Advanced->Import menu.

3. The mail server can use contact files that are stored in VCF format, although not all fields may be supported. If you export the contacts from Microsoft Outlook or other application and copy the files into the contacts folder of the mailbox that needs to access them. The location of the contacts folder is normally found in the path: Mail Enable\Postoffices\[postoffice]\MAILROOT\[mailbox]\Contacts. Each contact uses its own VCF file, you cannot put a file with multiple contacts in this directory. The contact files must have the VCF file extension.

4. Use the import contact utility available at https://www.mailenable.com/utilities/addons/ImportICS.zip. This utility will allow you to import from VCF files which contain more than one contact.There is a text file in the zip archive for how to use it.

5. If you export the data to a PST file using Microsoft Outlook, you are able to use our PST to MailEnable conversion utility which is described at https://www.mailenable.com/kb/content/article.asp?ID=ME020639.

6. MailEnable Professional and Enterprise versions include a CardDAV service, so you can use any CardDAV compatible client to upload contacts to the mail server.

For importing calendar items in a Calendar folder:

1. When users log into the webmail interface the import from a CalDAV server is available under the Options->Advanced->Import menu.

2. Use the import utility available at https://www.mailenable.com/utilities/addons/ImportICS.zip. This utility will allow you to import from calendar ICS files. There is a text file in the zip archive for how to use it.

3. If you export the data to a PST file using Microsoft Outlook, you are able to use our PST to MailEnable conversion utility which is described at https://www.mailenable.com/kb/content/article.asp?ID=ME020639.

4. MailEnable Professional and Enterprise versions include a CalDAV service, so you can use any CalDAV compatible client to upload contacts to the mail server.

 

MORE INFORMATION

MailEnable Product Manuals: https://www.mailenable.com/references.asp



Product:MailEnable (Pro-Any Pro-1.X Ent-Any Ent-1.X)
Category:Operation
Article:ME020139
Module:WebMail
Keywords:Webmail,contacts,import,address,book,web,mail,addressbook
Class:HOWTO: Product Instructions
Created:16/06/2003 8:53:00 PM
Revised:Monday, July 27, 2020
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Publisher:MailEnable