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vince-ac

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address book
« on: February 03, 2013, 10:43:14 pm »
hi,
in my opinion aquamail is by far the best email app made for android. tried the much bragged about ,k9, not even close to aqua. thank you for creating it. for me personally it would be perfect if it had it's own independent address book. one that i could export my thunderbird contacts to. i hate all the syncing that the android world seems addicted to. like to have my phone contacts separate from my email contacts and really don't want google or anybody else handling my stuff. i hope you consider this idea..thank you again for all your hard work. i hope you are felling better soon. your health is the most important thing that you have. take care of yourself first.......vince

wombatch

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Re: address book
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 05:51:02 am »
I'd support this too..

Torben

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Re: address book
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 11:35:06 pm »
I just wanted to suggest something very similar. I didn't know Aquamail doesn't have its own address book...
If you add that feature, it would be great, if there would be an option to automatically add every sender email address of every received email. Inomail for exmaple has this feature and there you will almost never have to type the complete email address when you want to write an email.

vince-ac

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Re: address book
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 04:02:46 am »
just wanted to bump this

vince-ac

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Re: address book
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2013, 08:32:22 am »
another bump

Kostya Vasilyev

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Re: address book
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 12:01:56 am »
Ok. I have not been visiting this part of the forum because my to-do is already five or six pages long.

Great suggestion, though. There seems to be demand for this.

Not sure when / how I'll be able to work on it.... And it's a pretty large piece of work.

Here is an idea -- cooperating with a third party contact management app.

Is anyone using one? Any particularly good ones?
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dirkliesenfeld

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Re: address book
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2013, 11:35:26 am »
+1
I would LOVE this feature.
Especially as an option to automatically add every sender email address of every received /and/or (as an option) answered email. I wouldn't use a third party contact management app. I would keep it plain and simple.
Just create a file in the root of the SD-Card (or any other location):

aqua-contacts.csv

The content would be simple:

Code: [Select]
madonna;madonna@hotmail.com
Georg Washington;georgybaby@whithouse.org
Kostya Vasilyev;kosta@nospam.net

That way one could easily import from any other program, one could easily delete unwanted entries and one could easily update any changes. From my php-Experiences, a csv will remain functional for thousands of entries. Most users will only use a couple of hundreds at most.

To program it, that shouldn't be so tough. Whenever one replies to an email (or long presses an emailadress in an email and chooses "add to internal Address-List"), Aquamail would open the csv, check if it is already there and if not would append it to the end.
Plain and simple, yet functional.

THAT would be a killer-feature, giving it an advantage over any other Android-Emailclient I know of.
Check this:
http://kaitenmail.uservoice.com/forums/187792-general/suggestions/3798618-collect-emailadresses-when-replying

The users demanded it for ages and now even via uservoice, but this K-10 guy simply doesn't care...

Love,
Dirk.

dirkliesenfeld

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Re: address book
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2013, 11:38:03 am »
... and by the way.
I would love to beta-test this feature if you should decide to implement it.

Kostya Vasilyev

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Re: address book
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013, 02:26:37 am »
Hmm, a text file as a database....

Not sure about that at all, a mobile device's processor (despite all those dummyhertz) and disk I/O are way behind even a slow web server.

Still, thanks for the idea, I'm starting to see the real issue here: it seems that not everyone is happy to use Android's built-in contact storage. Ok. Noted.
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dirkliesenfeld

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Re: address book
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013, 11:12:42 am »
Yeah, that's the problem.
In thunderbird I am having like 500 collected Emailadresses. If all of those would be in my Google-Addressbook, that would be a total mess. I like to keep my Google-Addressbook small and neat, so that I can keep a good overview.

So I would really appreciate a solution, that is similar to that in e.g. thunderbird.
Why not giving a csv-file a try? I am pretty sure, that for 99% of the users the speed would suffice. Plan B (building an internal addressbook with ui) would be way more complicated.

sarah

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Re: address book
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2013, 10:04:18 am »
Hi guys,

any status-update?
I would love an internal addressbook...
So - another *bump* from me  ;D

Sarah

Kostya Vasilyev

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Re: address book
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2013, 02:43:50 am »
Sorry, not likely to happen in the immediate future, but I'll keep it on my "famous" to-do list.

As far as CSV and their performance... Android devices have "disk" IO about 10-20 times slower than current desktop systems....

Given this, it's more likely to be some sort of import / reconcile with a file scheme.
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vince-ac

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Re: address book
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2013, 08:30:25 pm »
thanks for working on this. can hardly wait for the solution. this is a great app and u r a great dev. if i can do anything to help promote ur app. please let me know