Importing Cardscan contacts through Outlook
Cardscan is quite good at creating contacts by scanning business cards. It can export the contacts into an Outlook personal folder (i didn't try exporting directly into a shared folder - too scary for me). Copying the contacts from a personal folder into a zimbra shared folder worked fine, but the contacts would not sync to the server.
After a few hours I discovered that the message type of the contacts from cardscan were IPM.Contact.Something while the contacts that synced ok were simply IPM.Contact. I found this tool that will convert the message type.
ContactGenie - Message Class Modifier for MS Outlook '2000-'2007
Once the message type is converted in the personal folder (prior to copying into a share folder), then the syncing worked.
So the sequence is:
- export contacts from cardscan into outlook personal folder
- use the CG-MCM tool above to convert the message type of the contacts to IPM.Contact
- copy or move the contacts to the desired shared zimbra folder
Hope this saves someone some time...