Importing Address Books Into Outlook Express & Thunderbird
( A Special Instruction Page for all Lueders Pirates )
If you are using Outlook Express the first segment applies.

If using Thunderbird - SeaMonkey or Netscape proceed down the page to that segment.

Please TAKE NOTE the e-mail addresses and other info in the images has been chopped out to keep from providing info to the general public.

The best view for showing the Address Book info is achieved by clicking on Address Book and then select VIEW and check those items as shown above.
 
With Account Name Highlighted, Select FILE - IMPORT and click on ADDRESS BOOK shown above.
 
At the above screen navigate to where the WAB file was saved, highlight it and Click on OPEN.
 
The above screen should appear next and you Click on OK to Proceed with the Import
A Word of Notice:.. This will mix the imported addresses in among all other current addresses.
 
As reflected above the Class of 54 addresses were inserted into the regular address book of the current Outlook Express Identity being used.

Note:.. I do not use use Outlook Express and therefore no other addressess appear in the above Address Book.

Clicking on Properties in the Menu Bar of the Above Screen will display the window shown below which provides the additional info available.

 
Clicking on HOME at the Above Screen will display the street addresses as shown below.
As indicated above a considerable amount of information can be maintained in the Address Book.
 
To make the Class of 54 addresses available to other Identies or Users of Outlook Express it is suggested a Folder be created off the Shared Contacts and then the addresss copied to into the folder created as shown below.

To Bad the dummies at Microsoft didn't provide for a MOVE function here so the addresses could be separated. Of course you can always copy and then delete.

As Shown Above, a folder named "Class of 54" was created under the Shared Contacts.
 
Once the Class of 54 info is copied over you achieve a nice neat Address Book just for one group.
 
This next segment is instructions for Users of Thunderbird - SeaMonkey or Netscape.

Again, Please TAKE NOTE the e-mail addresses and other info in the images has been chopped out to keep from providing info to the general public.

I also DO NOT use Thunderbird so my address boxes may look a little strange but, they were made up only to show another person how to have more then one mail box in Thunderbird.

For the purposes of our Pirates to Import Addresses into TB - SM or NS we will use an LDIF file.

I have used Thunderbird Version 2.0 for the screens shown here but, all version of Thunderbird - SeaMonkey - Netscape operate about the same so what applies here should apply to all others with minor variations.

At the main screen of TB shown above, Click on ADDRESS BOOK in the menu bar.
 
At the Address Book window as shown above, Click on TOOLS and IMPORT.
 
At the next window shown above, veify ADDRESS BOOKS is selected and click on NEXT.
At the next window shown above, select the line with LDIF as indicated and click on NEXT.
At the above screen navigate to where the LDIF file was saved, highlight it and Click on OPEN.
A Progess screen will temporally appear and then at the above screen, Click on FINISH.
TB and SM are differnet from Outlook express as the addresses come in as a sub-folder using the same name as the LDIF file was and from there the addresses may be moved to the main address book or kept separate as shown above.
 
Clicking on PROPERTIES in the Menu Bar of Thunderbird's Address Book provides this screen where additional Contact Info is available.
 
Tis all very simple once you know how.
Good Luck to All
 
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