As many people in internet era, I have contacts on various networks. Facebook, LinkedIn, GooglePlus, Work, Mail Agent, Phone… And I want to be able to contact all these people by mail. Unfortunately, It is a pain to go to the good website, find the directory, search for the mail address, and eventually copy and paste it in my mailer.
My Mail User Agent being mutt, I searched for a solution that would work well with it. I had a look at the add-ons for thunderbird but did not find what I am looking for.
I use lbdb (the little brother database). It is able to read a lot of different kind of address books, including Mac OS X’s addressbook, gpg keyring, vcf files and ldap directories. There is no specific module to access the facebook, linkedin or google databases. However, Google and LinkedIn both allow the user to download the directory of their contact as a vcf file (or other formats). I saved those files as
~/.lbdb/gmail.vcf. My configuration file for lbdb (saved as
~/.lbdb/lbdbrc) is as follows:
My workplaces (loria and uhp) have a ldap server, which I configure in a
Yes it contains a phone character (☎). Which spits messages such as
John.Smith@example.com John Smith B242 ☎:12 3456 7890
Note: Most of that can be done with many mailer (ldap and vcf files are accessible). If one solves point 3, it would be great.