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How to import and export webmail contacts

This article describes how to import and export contacts in the Horde and Roundcube webmail clients.

Importing contacts

The Horde and Roundcube clients allow you to import contact lists. For information about SquirrelMail, see below.

Follow the appropriate procedure below to import contacts for your webmail application.

Horde

To import contacts in Horde, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Horde.
  2. In the top taskbar, click Address Book.
  3. Click the Import/Export icon.
  4. Select the source file format in the list box.
  5. To completely remove the existing address book and replace it with the imported contacts, select the Replace existing address book with the imported one checkbox.
  6. Click Choose File, and then select the file to import.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Review the import options:
    • If the first row of the file does not contain field names, clear the check box.
    • Confirm that the delimiter character and number of fields (columns) are correct for your file's format.
  9. Click Next.
  10. In the Imported fields and Available fields list boxes, match the imported field value with the correct field, and then click Add pair. Repeat this step for each field listed in the Imported fields list box.
  11. Click Next. Horde imports the contacts file.
  12. To confirm the import was successful, click the Browse icon and review the contact list in your address book.
Roundcube

To import contacts in Roundcube, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Roundcube.
  2. Click Contacts.
  3. Click the Import contacts icon.
  4. Click Choose Files, and then select the file to import.
  5. To replace the existing address book contacts, select the Replace the entire address book check box.
  6. Click Import. Roundcube imports the contacts file.
 SquirrelMail
SquirrelMail is not supported on cPanel v78 and later. Please switch to Horde or Roundcube. Contacts previously stored in SquirrelMail and no longer accesible may be found in the ~/.sqmaildata directory. 

Exporting contacts

The Horde and Roundcube clients allow you to export contact lists. For information about SquirrelMail, see below

Follow the appropriate procedure below to export contacts for your webmail application.

Horde

To export contacts from Horde, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Horde.
  2. In the top taskbar, click Address Book.
  3. Click the Import/Export icon.
  4. Under Export Address Book, select the export file format and the address book that you want to export.
  5. Click Export.
  6. Save the file on your local computer.
Roundcube

To export contacts from Roundcube, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Roundcube.
  2. Click Address Book.
  3. Click the Export contacts in vCard format icon.
  4. Save the file on your local computer.
 SquirrelMail
SquirrelMail is not supported on cPanel v78 and later. Please switch to Horde or Roundcube. Contacts previously stored in SquirrelMail and no longer accesible may be found in the ~/.sqmaildata directory.