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Do not force "Personal Address Book" to be default

NEW
Unassigned

Status

SeaMonkey
MailNews: Address Book & Contacts
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enhancement
14 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: Eric Miller, Unassigned)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040316
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040316

Importing addresses from an external file puts them somewhere other than the
default address book (now called "Personal Address Book").  This would be
acceptable if the default could be selected via some menu option, and even
better, if you could then delete the "Personal Address Book" to prevent
confusion for the end user.   Alternatively, allow the user to import directly
into "Personal Address Book".  The way it stands now, a naive user is confused
by having to select a different personal address book if he/she wants to
review/modify their addresses/phone numbers or clicks on the address book icon
while composing a message. 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Import an address book from any other program or method.
2. (just one example of where it will be confusing) Go into mail and click on
compose a new message.
3. Click on the address book icon at the top.  
4. User will be looking at the "Personal Address Book" which may be empty or it
may not be--either way, it will not contain the address that have been imported.
 There is a way to select a different address book from a pull down menu at the
top of the page so you can see the imported addresses, but there is no way to
set this to default to the imported address book.

Actual Results:  
Users expect to be able to use their address book as a personal phone book as
well and want quick access to the information.  As it works now, they may have
to click through several address books trying to find the information they are
looking for. 

Expected Results:  
Allow user to set default address book for viewing and modifying --OR-- allow
user to import directly into default address book.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey

Updated

13 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail
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[not just for import purposes] 

given the capability of multiple address books, not everyone wants new addresses
to go to personal address book, nor have the contact/address picker default to PAB
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 2000 → All
QA Contact: nbaca → addressbook
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: Address Book should not force "Personal Address Book" to be default. → Do not force "Personal Address Book" to be default

Comment 3

5 years ago
.. and especially if one uses GoogleContacts as a main address storage.
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