Learn about Mozilla® Thunderbird® Address Book
Learn about the features of the Address Book in Mozilla Thunderbird
The Mozilla Thunderbird is an E-mail client from Mozilla. It is a very user-friendly e-mail client having many features and improvements when compared to other e-mail clients. You could use this e-mail client for innovative applications. This has got advanced e-mail security and message filtering capacity. Mozilla Thunderbird's Address Book is being used to store the contact information of all of your correspondents. Besides the e-mail addresses you could also store the website, mobile, phone or pager numbers and the physical addresses. Other interesting features of this Address Book is that the Thunderbird would add contacts to address book from the people that you respond. The latest version of Mozilla Thunderbird is 3.1.7. Its address book has got many improved features. You would be able to add contacts very easily.
The following are some of the features of Mozilla Thunderbird:
- Multiple address book support
- E-mail distribution list
- Exporting and importing contacts
Multiple address book support
Multiple address books option is available with Thunderbird with which you would be able to manage all your contacts efficiently. There are two address books available by default. They are Personal Address Book and the Collected Addresses. In collected address book, the Thunderbird would add E-mail addresses of the people, which you would respond to. You could create new custom address book in simple steps. You have to firstly click the 'File' menu in Address Book. Then you need to click 'New'. You could be able to use any of the combination letters and words for the new address books.
E-mail distribution list
You could see that the Thunderbird would allow you to create the lists. These lists are the collections of E-mail addresses. Each of the E-mail contacts would be added individually. It is seen that you could also add E-mail addresses which are existing in other address book. In order to share a contact among many address books and the distribution lists, you have to create the list without that contact. After that you need to drag the contact from that pre-existing address book to the distribution list or the new address book. The updating of a contact present in one address book would not cause the updating of other instances of that same contact.
You could be able to export the Address Book as or tab-delimited file (TAB/TXT), LDIF file (for LDAP directory) or Comma-separated values (CSV) file. In order to export the Address Book, firstly you have to go to 'Tools'. Then you would click 'Export', which is from the Address Book. Then you would choose the format that you like. You could also import the contacts that you like from the address book of others.
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