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limey-g said:Hi, I use Thunderbird on my main pc and wondered if anyone has found a way to sync the Thunderbird address book into the Ipad.
Mine seems to be a similar problem - Been using AOL since 1987 have over a thousand email address's - just got an Ipad and set up both personal mail from AOL and business which works off an exchange server.
I can read both - THE PROBLEM - when I want to forward an article or email someone and start typing a name I know is in the AOL address book nothing pops up - How can I import all those email address so they do pop up when i start typing a name .......... Many thanks in advance
PS I have the aol address book in a tab delimited text file
Here is an easy way to transfer contacts to the iPad. This was formated for the iPod Touch, but will most likely work for the iPad as well.
Requirements - You will need to have:
iPod Touch (2nd Gen/ 3rd Gen)
Export your emails contacts from Thunderbird in ".CSV" format.
(Open Thunderbird, click on "Address Book" (Select your Address book)
Go to --> "Tools" --> "Export" --> "Save as Type : Comma Seperated" and save it with a file name of your choice and location (i.e Desktop).
In Windows, click on the Windows Logo (Start Button),
On the search box write "Contacts" and click on the folder with the same name.
In the Folder up on the upper bar that says "Organize -- Include in Library --Share With -- New Contact....etc" click on the button that says
"Import" then choose "CSV" option, click on the "Import" button and "Broswe" the Thunderbird ".CSV" file you exported before and click "Next"
Below the Text field, also select/tick on the "Primary Email" and on the pop-up window titled "Change Mapping" select from the drop down box the "E-mail Address" and click the "ok" button.
Then click "Finish" (Now it should import in vCard format all your email contacts separately in the "Contacts" folder.
Plug in your iPod Touch, and open iTunes (Wait for it to find your iPod Touch)
Then click on your iPod on the left side panel in iTunes under "Devices"
on the right panel window, of your iPod Touch Tabs "Summary -- Applications -- Music -- Movies....etc " click on the last button tab named "Info"
Now where it say's "Contacts" select/tick on the "Sync Contacts With" radio button and select from the drop down box the "Windows Contacts".
Also select/Tick "All Contacts below that"
Click on the "Sync" button to sync your iPod Touch with all your ThunderBird email contacts.
Let me know if you need any further help.
lange99 said:Hello there, especially Timmah,
I followed all the steps laid down in Timmah's post, but if I choose "Contacts" under 2. I can not find the option to import data. I also tried "Windows Live Contacts", but I had to install Windows Live first and when I finally found the import option it said my CSV file was no CSV file ... ??!! I am confused. Any suggestions ??
Thanks in advance - lange99
Search app store for thunderbird contacts synchronisation. Download the app and also download free windows program from the developers web site.
Read the help file on the pc.
I use Thunderbird and it worked OK.
lange99 said:Thanks for your reaction Gtatler,
I just dowloaded and installed the App, but can not locate the free Windows program nor the help file you are referring to. Hope you can help me with further directions ....
Thanks - lange99