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    Question Multiple address books

    Hi All,

    I have a question about address books in zimbra (web mail client). You have got the possibility to create multiple address books. In the period that I have used outlook (some yours ago) I used multiple address books to sort my contacts. When I created a new e-mail I could choose an address book to search for contacts.

    Because my list of contacts is growing I want to sort them again in different address books. For example all customers in an address book, all suppliers in an address book, etc.

    Now I have created different address books, but when I compose a new e-mail and click on To, CC or BCC it shows all my contacts. In the Show names from field (dropdown box) I can only choose from Contacts, Personal and Shared contacts and Global Address List. But I was suspecting also the different address books that I have made.

    Does somebody know a method how to use multiple address books on the way I want it? Or is there another method to search for contacts only in the selected address book?
    Kind regards,
    DaniŽl Westhoek

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    Did you create your address books below "Contacts"?

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    Yes, the new address book is found under contacts. when I create a new address book through the Create a new address book button it places the new address book under contacts
    Kind regards,
    DaniŽl Westhoek

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    Ok, I did misunderstand what you wanted. What you can do is open the address book in question, tick the recipients you want and then select the drop down box "New" and select "New Email".

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    Thanks for your suggestion, that indeed is a possibility.

    But your suggestion doesn't work when you want to send an e-mail to people from different address books.

    My problem is that I want to have it possible to put contacts in different address books so I can find them much faster. Another solution could be categories. But it's not possible to place a contact in a category so I can find the contact by searching on category.

    Maybe someone have another suggestion what I can do?
    Kind regards,
    DaniŽl Westhoek

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    I too would like a solution to this. The address book in Zimbra is a pretty useless feature for those with multiple books. It is rather embarrasing to show people this odd and inconvenient work around to creating group emails when it could have all been easily solved by allowing you to select a specific address book from the "Look in" drop down.

    Please vote for Bug 11487

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