[Users] address book
bvamundsen at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 29 21:21:52 CET 2019
On Sun, 29 Dec 2019 19:28:21 +0000
Dave Howorth <dave at howorth.org.uk> wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Dec 2019 11:58:54 -0600
> Brian <bvamundsen at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > You may have to move the selection to the top most "Address Book".
> You mean 'Common addresses'?
No. When I open the Address Book there are four common books, Address
Books (Which has Personal Addresses below it), vCard, JPilot, LDAP
servers. I can not edit vCard, JPilot or LDAP servers because they
don't have source files associated with them, they are place holders
only. Perhaps you named your local address book "Common Addresses" and
it appears under Address Books. On the other hand if you previously
had Evolution running and it was creating a vCard file, it might be
able to be read by Claws but not modified. Did you create the vCard
file "evolutionVcard" and add it to your Address Book interface
I suggest you try to creat a new vCard Book, add the offending address
to that book, then see if you can delete it. If it works, then your
issue is you've lost permissions to write to the
directory location the evolutionVcard file is located in.
Address Books are typically found in /home/<user>/.claws-mail/addrbook/
> If I pick up the address and drop it on there, then I can delete it
> from there, but it's still in the vCard list and I can't delete it
> from there.
> Is nobody else able to tell me how to do this, or simply tell me that
> it's not possible? I'm beginning to think I should raise a bug or two?
> > Then after the search function finds the item, you might need to
> > click on it to select and then the delete box should appear.
> > The exception would be if you don't have permissions for that
> > address book. For example there are default address book place
> > holders for vcards. My vcards address book is empty and doesn't
> > have a source on my drives, so I can't add or delete from it. But
> > I can under Book add a new vcard file, which I'll have ownership of
> > and can edit. A simple test is to click on the vcard address Book
> > and then go to Book in the top menu of Address Book screen. if Edit
> > Book is grayed out then you don't have permissions to change that
> > vcard address book. If you own that vcard book then I'd check you
> > permission of that vcard file on the PC you are using.
> > This is all verified on a 64 bit 3.17.4 version running on Linux.
> > HTH
> > BrianA
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > On Sat, 28 Dec 2019 17:42:13 +0000
> > Dave Howorth <dave at howorth.org.uk> wrote:
> > > On Sat, 28 Dec 2019 10:42:48 -0600
> > > Brian via Users <users at lists.claws-mail.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > > When I open Tools>Address Book I'm presented with an address
> > > > book. In the lower right corner of that window is a search box
> > > > and a "Find" button. If I enter a name or email address it
> > > > searches all entries of the address book and finds the desired
> > > > name or address at where.com
> > > >
> > > > I was able to find an errant address and then right click on
> > > > that address and "delete".
> > >
> > > Thanks for the reply. When I click on Tools/Address Book I too
> > > see a window titled Address book. It seems to open at the last
> > > place I was at, namely evolutionvCard and therefore has a Search
> > > box. But that's exactly as before. If I search for the person, I
> > > find the offending entry but the Delete box is greyed out.
> > >
> > > I'm running claws 3.16.0 FWIW.
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