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