Pine offers the ability to store a user editable address book on an IMAP server, with in an IMAP folder. It would be great if Mozilla offered the same, as it would make it easy for groups of people to have access to the same address book. If there is no standard for such a feature perhaps working with pine's developers and anyother groups with a similar feature for the sake of compatibility would also be a good idea.
Confirming. Clarifying summary to say that this bug requests sharing AB's on IMAP. Added dependency on bug 160523 which requests the ability to store AB's on IMAP.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: [feature request] Shared Address Book(s) → ability to share Address Book(s) stored on IMAP server
Assignee: racham → sspitzer
*** Bug 249384 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Assignee: mail → nobody
Component: Address Book → MailNews: Address Book
Product: Mozilla Application Suite → Core
QA Contact: nbaca → addressbook
Actually I think the address book should be stored in a folder if you have an imap server but there are issues. If there are several imap accounts either the address books from each account need to be merged or maybe an overlay structure line multiple calendars. Thunderbird could fetch the address books and cache/merge them for use. If you update or add an address you would need to specify which server to put the update on. An additional item would be to make the address book a separate application and allow it to use imap accounts or a local file to keep the addresses. Then applications other than Thunderbird could use the address book via the api. Something along the lines of the OS X address book.
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