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Improved Contact Manager with Gmail Sync

Leonardo Santoso
suggested this on June 18, 2013, 10:10

If the intent is that I stop going to Gmail or other online mail clients via the web and just use Mailbird as my single entry and mangement tool, then I need the ability to organize my contact lists in a very robust way that syncs with my Google contact lists and such, and vice versa (because sometimes I won't be in front of my desk to use Mailbird). It would be nice to be able to create, edit, and remove contacts; create, edit, and remove groups, and see some sort of message that states the contact information has been synced.

 

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Brock Hicks

Since mailbird is all about saving time, it would be extremely helpful to see all the above, with the addition of functions to save people's contact info straight from emails.  for example, if you right clicked on their email address, there could be several options, such as:

  • Save as contact
  • Save as contact + search email for more contact data.

The second option would search the email signature and body text for phone numbers, job title, company name, address, etc. and automatically load it into the contact editor screen, at which point it could be edited for any errors.

July 6, 2013, 04:01
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Sylvio Haas

Hi, wonderful designers! I know that Mailbird does not IMPORT groups of contacts. However, is it possible to CREATE groups? (I use GMail)  Tks

September 8, 2013, 06:20
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Dominik Pintarić

I would also like to be able to assign thumbnails for each contact.

September 17, 2013, 14:46
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Shane McCracken

Is this going to be developed? It makes the use of Mailbird very difficult. For example, one of my regular contacts uses a role based email address and I often end up sending an email with her predecessor's name on it. Even worse another contact has her ex-husband's name on by default. It was a traumatic time for her and Mailbird is in danger of bringing it all back. Please all us to edit contacts at the very least.

October 14, 2013, 16:58
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Andy Hong

I *so* wanted to love Mailbird. But without a proper Contact Manager or Address Book -- with all of my contacts searchable, editable, and sortable (via labels) -- Mailbird doesn't work for me.

October 18, 2013, 02:45
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stas

Thanks a lot, you developed a wonderful email client! However it lacks editing contacts in the app. It is really a pain. Some contacts I would like to remove, some to add and some to edit and I really don't have an option to do that. It must be simple. Please pay attention to that. And thanks again.

October 19, 2013, 19:05
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Andrew Moore

For business users, and power users, full Contact Management, with support for groups/sorting is an absolute must.

Everything else about Mailbird is nice and functional... but Contacts... yeesh. Why not point the user to Google Contacts like you do with Drive/Calendar?

November 8, 2013, 05:07
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Gianluca Mezzina

Agree. Ability to edit contacts and S/MIME support is a must for business users. - Gian.

November 11, 2013, 19:50
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Ramsey

+1 for a more robust contact manager.  Ideally I'd like to use this as a simple CRM.

November 14, 2013, 22:16
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Ramsey Stoneburner

Suggestions:  Being able to edit contact's basic info (name, phone, address, email, etc); Creation of groups that can be used to mail-to-all

November 18, 2013, 23:42
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Ramsey

Suggestions:  Being able to edit contact's basic info (name, phone, address, email, etc); Creation of groups that can be used to mail-to-all

November 18, 2013, 23:44
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Jake Tame

Sync to other providers / Google / Apple / Yahoo etc...

November 28, 2013, 19:25
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Radu Tudorie

CardDAV support would be really appreciated

December 9, 2013, 16:18
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Mcaluk

Please, please, please develop the ability to add, delete, edit contacts. I would seriously considering upgrading to the paid version if only this capability were added. Thank you.

January 6, 2014, 03:18
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S Lewis

I see, this one doesn't import contacts either.  Like Inky, it's cute, but not a real email tool.   Too bad it's either clunky Thunderbird type applications or else glossy but handicapped apps like this that don't really let you work.  Bad to online email.

January 9, 2014, 23:50
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Leonardo Santoso
Mailbird

Not too worry guys, a more robust contact management is going to be developed, but not until we launch, proxy, pop3, and unified inbox, which is our main concern right now.

January 10, 2014, 16:26
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Glen Schaefer

me too, asap!!!

January 10, 2014, 16:34
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Cedriking

+1 I'd love to have this feature!

January 16, 2014, 10:39
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Robert Colin

 

I would like to have the edit contacts facility available in mailbird This would make the program even better already being in my opinion an excellent program.

 

February 2, 2014, 19:17
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John Doom

This is a great email client but without the contact list management is usless. Please implement it.

February 8, 2014, 00:26
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Marco Zanchi

completly agree with john doom...

contact management should be a MUST for every email client!!!!!

 

February 20, 2014, 15:52
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Hugh Johnson

I too would like to be able to edit, add and delete contacts and this sync with Gmail.

February 26, 2014, 09:39
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Robert Colin

A very good idea being able to edit contacts.

February 26, 2014, 21:05
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Ray Hartley
Mail bird is great,but totally screwed by inability to add/edit/group contacts Ray Hartley
February 28, 2014, 05:48
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David Bartlett

Contact integration with the email client is essential. However, I personally do not think that Google contacts is the way to go - I dislike the way Google munges my address book in completely non-obvious ways. I have separate address books for: Work, personal and my charity work - I want them to remain separate, and yet be able to synchronise them between computers and mobile devices. I also keep a couple of address lists within my address book and being able to include the list as one of the addressees is essential. I use iCloud for synchronising between machines which works a treat because my main computer and laptop are both macs. However, on my work machine, which is windows, things get a bit more complicated. Unfortunately Google destroyed my address books structure, so I'm not in a hurry to go back to it.

 

This aside I'm enjoying MailBird a lot - well done,

David.

February 28, 2014, 22:42
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Andy Hong

I agree with many of the comments here. I think Mailbird is currently unusable as a business email client because it lacks even the simplest form of contact management.

Heck, as an initial implementation, Mailbird would become useful to me if all it did was one-way contact sync with Gmail Contacts. In other words, just import (and then re-import as needed) all of the contacts I have in the default "My Contacts" group. That alone would allow me to compose emails to any of my contacts who haven't sent me an email recently (and therefore, contacts that the current version of Mailbird knows nothing about). Right now, to compose an email to someone who hasn't been in my Inbox for a while, I have to go to Gmail on the web to start my email.

March 5, 2014, 06:21
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Jim N

Wonderful app. I very much wanted to move completely over to Mailbird with the pro version. Unfortunately the lack of contact management via Google contacts is a deal breaker for me. I'll check back...hopefully you are considering adding this functionality. 

Jim

March 7, 2014, 08:12
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Sylvio Haas

Every day I receive copies in my e-mail of people demanding the same ability, i.e., edit contacts.

But the number 126 does not change!! Why?? It must be very much more than 126 people

asking for that ability, you should check this out! 126 sounds like nothing.

March 7, 2014, 08:25
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marcial vinas

Cant work with MAILBIRD unless all the above are fixed.

March 20, 2014, 18:27
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Marcelo Barcia
Managing contacts and the ability to edit contact groups to submitting is functionality that would make the application complete.
March 21, 2014, 21:58
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Suchitra Gunakala

Unfortunately the lack of contact management via Google contacts is a deal breaker for me. I'll check back...hopefully you are considering adding this functionality. 

March 28, 2014, 16:03
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M. Baker

I was so happy when I found this email client, and then when I tried to import my contacts, which is LITERALLY the backbone for the entire reason to send an email as you have to know the persons address you want to send it to, I am extrememly disappointed. Everything else is great, but as people said this is a dealbreaker.  I would assume it would not take much to be able to create an app (especially since you can already integrate with Google Drive) that at least accepted CSV files or imports contacts.  Please get on this.  I really do not want to go back to outlook, but what good is it if I don't have the email addresses and basic info for the 600 plus contacts I correspond with? Seriously, come on guys, for such a great client in every other respect, how was this possibly overlooked?  

March 30, 2014, 13:09
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Ron Emser

Without add/edit groups... it just doesn't work foe me.

April 2, 2014, 17:25
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Mike Heddles

Have the Mailbird programmers ever heard the expression, "Spoiling the ship for a ha'peth of tar" If they haven't it means they've ruined a brilliant email client with the omission of a vital detail. Please at least let us import our contacts via a CSV file.

April 11, 2014, 00:48
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Nick Richardi

Syncing with Google contacts is a must. It is the only thing preventing me from recommending it as a solution for our office. If the idea is to replace webmail then we should not have to go to a web-mail interface to find a contact to email them. Also (very important) we use desktop VOIP that integrates with callto: URL syntax so having the phone numbers in the contacts hotlinked with callto: url syntax would be critical. 

April 12, 2014, 01:11
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Claudio Taraschi

I love MAILBIRD, but a contact manager is a must-have. Please please please add this feature.

April 15, 2014, 15:38
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Ems1944

An e-mail client is essentially useless withouyt a contact list. It's more than an inconveninece to leave mailbird to look up an address when every other option (Outlook, Thunderbird, Intellect (Time & Chaos among others) have that built-in ability. I've paid for Pro, but without a usable contacts section, it's not really a "pro" option.

April 22, 2014, 01:35
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Layla Brown

Agreed. Having to login to my Gmail account to edit contacts, add/remove labels is pretty annoying (I may as well just use the web version full-time, in that case). Those two things, along with no drag-and-drop functionality to put emails into folders, is a dealbreaker for me, unfortunately. I've used Mailbird for months now and stuck around patiently in hopes that this would be added in eventually (whether to free or Pro version). Many other (free) clients have these features so I guess it's back to one of them until this gets sorted.

May 3, 2014, 00:33
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Ems1944

My second comment in this thread: "Not too worry guys, a more robust contact management is going to be developed, but not until we launch, proxy, pop3, and unified inbox, which is our main concern right now."                                   who the hell needs proxy, or unified mailbox BEFORE having a contacts manager? Even POP3, at this point is less important than a contacts manager.  It's hard not to be snarky about this, because Mailbird has its priorities so out of whack. No mail client, period. end of story. nada. works without being able to manage clients. It's true that we could laboriously enter in all our conatcts into Mailbird, but to what end? Every time we added someone, we'd have to make an entry somewhere else. This is a bad job by theMMailbird group, even as I wish them the best of luck. I've  :: sob :: gone back to Outlook, something I swore I'd never do

May 3, 2014, 00:40
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Adolfo salas tapia

Mailbird is beautiful but I agree with all the previous comments. If robust contact management was developed by mailbird it would be such a improvement. There is plenty of contact information that mailbird does not include when you migrate from the web based clients. 

May 4, 2014, 13:01
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Niclas Lindstedt

Add me to the list of people wanting/needing this feature. The contacts plugin was so rudimental I had to disable it.

May 25, 2014, 00:05
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Tom Milligan

Without the ability to import my contacts from another client I cannot use Mailbird.  I'll be very happy to return to Mailbird when that facilty is added.

 

May 26, 2014, 09:58
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Namzug Main

I really like Mailbird.  Like all the others commenting above, a sophisticated, full-featured contact manager is essential.  Please add my vote to all of the above.  But, thank you very much for the excellent work you have already done to create this innovative and efficient email client.

May 27, 2014, 04:53
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Calvin Gordon Dodge

My mom loved Mailbird, but its inability to import contacts (as well as groups of such) drove her back to Thunderbird.

June 17, 2014, 06:10
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Leonardo Santoso
Mailbird

Hi guys, you'll be happy to hear that the new contact manager is coming real soon. We are testing it internally and if everything is ok it should be out in the next 3-4 weeks.

June 23, 2014, 15:04
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Tom Milligan

Thank you, Leonardo.  This is excellent news!

June 23, 2014, 19:39
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Robert Colin

Great news about the new contact manager thanks everyone.  

June 23, 2014, 20:08
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Ted McKenzie

Awesome News!  If you guys want to kill your competition, start offering what they do... What you are doing thus far blows them away.  Keep it up.

June 26, 2014, 03:23
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Stephen Waters

Nice, thank you!!!

July 4, 2014, 11:14
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Walter Schütz

I just hope the contact management will not be based on Google contacts as many expressed here. 'David Bartlett' suggestions mostly cover what I expect. I need syncing, but under NO circumstances  *mandatory sync with to providers like Google / Apple / Yahoo / iCloud etc... 

July 10, 2014, 02:56
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Jason Golff

I kind of feel dupped. I bought the full version of Mailbird thinking I would have better control of my email than I did with Thrunderbird. I was wrong. I need the ability to use my email along with more of my contact programs. I am used to being able to take an email and attach it to a contact in my other programs. It is much less useful than Mozilla Thrunderbird. If I had not already bought Mailbird, then I wouldn't knowing what I do about it now.

July 11, 2014, 18:08
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Garry Haworth

Hi Mailbirds: I find this email client FAST and Ready when I turn on my PC and get the emails right away.

 I like that it has linked easily to -> mailto:(name)@(address.com) direct links from a browser. <- Opening from a browser Does Not Work in some of your competitors.

I do use Plaxo for my address book and can export the address book to a CSV file.  Will I be able to import  the such  CSV file of info to the upcoming Mailbird "contacts" manager?

Garry Haworth  Manchester, New Hampshire

 

July 12, 2014, 18:56
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Adolfo salas tapia

Hi,

Is there a set time frame for the implementation of proper contact management ? this has been being pushed back for a while.

As most people in this discussion I like Mailbird but contact management is its fatal weakness.

July 22, 2014, 13:38
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Krzysztof Pijarski

Apparently the feature is coming soon (see last comment here: https://mailbird.zendesk.com/entries/22454460) - I look forward!

July 31, 2014, 17:04
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David Friedrich

it would be nice if it has cardav support and not only google.

August 1, 2014, 00:19
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Sanjay Rath

MailBird truly has Bird-Brain when it comes to managing contacts! I get an email from a wordpress website and MailBird remembers it with the name of client instead of name of website. Now, no mater what I do, it always remembers this ...

This email does not belong to the sender ... it belongs to the Company and there is no way I can change it. Just now way.

At least tell us how to edit this information

------ Forwarded Message --------
From: Asanka Abeygunawardana <sales@sagittariuspublications.com>
Date: 06-08-2014 22:53:21 
Subject: Re: Website Inquiry from Sagittarius Publications

 

August 7, 2014, 10:29
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John Messeder

In addition to simply allowing add/editing of gmail contacts, it should sync groups from Gmail. I have several groups for regular mailings and currently must go back to loading gmail in a browser to use them. Very bothersome, and very nearly a deal breaker for an otherwise attractive as heck application.

August 14, 2014, 01:46
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Ron Emser

Well... Is Contact Management HERE??? It seems a month ago I read that it'll be here in two weeks. Did I miss something?

August 14, 2014, 19:50
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LadyPzaz

I just sent a request for contact groups as well! Need to be able to send mailing to a group of customers at one time, as well as edit. Thanks!

August 15, 2014, 01:21
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Christophe Alexandre DIARD

No contacts management, no Google contacts sync :-(

August 18, 2014, 10:40
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Peter McLean

I'm just hanging out for the update

Keep checking every day

August 18, 2014, 13:31
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Rui Couto

Importing/Exporting vcards would be nice.

August 22, 2014, 04:36
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peter

Email I received today indicates we will be waiting a while for these features:

 

"Unified inbox is scheduled to be released after we launched Mailbird 2.0, which is slated to be released by the end of the year. We have a lot of cool feature in Mailbird 2.0, including a native calendar and a contact manager. I hope you will stay with us until it's released.

All the best,
Leonardo Santoso"

August 26, 2014, 18:43
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Ems1944

:: sigh :: Glad to hear confirmation it's on the way, but the delay is maddening. Maybe it's time to go back to Outlook. An e-mail client without a contact manager is worthless

August 26, 2014, 23:30
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Tom Milligan

I'm hanging in there with Mailbird and living in hope, but I simply cannot use it  in its present form without a proper contact manager. :(

August 27, 2014, 17:17
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Alaurene

There have been many requests and comments regarding synchronization with Gmail.  I hope that the coming implementation of your contacts manager will work across a broader range of email services than just Gmail.  I am hoping for a "native" contact manager for which sync capabilities are available for multiple email services.  The screen shot that you posted back in March was very interesting.  I hope that your development is still proceeding along that line!

I love this email client and am looking forward to seeing it move to the next level...without letting it become bloated and feature "overloaded".

September 3, 2014, 21:51
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Jeff Horowitz

I like that I am able to connect to all of my e-mail addresses in one application, but the contact management is actually a disaster - I'd almost rather have no contact information than the mess that ended up in there, with no ability to clean it up. 

September 19, 2014, 21:57
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Steve Day

Having just downloaded Mailbird onto my wife's notebook and having read the last 6 months worth of comments on this site, I have not that much to add from what has already been written but come on developers let's have a decent, workable address book ASAP as the whole package is pretty useless with out it.

I would have no issues whatsoever in upgrading to the paid version if this (very basic feature) was added ASAP!!

September 21, 2014, 15:08
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Leonardo Santoso
Mailbird

Good news guys, we should be rolling out the new contact manager to our alpha version by the end of this week. So Alpha tester get ready to test them :)

September 23, 2014, 21:21
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Christophe Alexandre DIARD

One year after... Too late !

Moved all my data to Microsoft Exchange services...

September 23, 2014, 21:58
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John Messeder

So how to get on as an Alpha tester?

September 23, 2014, 23:44
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Alaurene

+1...?...alpha tester...?

September 23, 2014, 23:59
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Krzysztof Pijarski

so, is it possible to help test mailbird 2.0? Let us know

September 24, 2014, 02:41
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Leonardo Santoso
Mailbird

Hi Guys

 

Thank you for your interest in helping out. I will ask our developer team if they need anymore alpha testers.

September 25, 2014, 19:57
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Myrindyl

With the "3-4 weeks" stated on June 23 turning out to be 3+ months, I'm surprised that "the end of this week" for alpha testing stated on September 23 hasn't turned out to be somewhere around Halloween; who knows when "soon" is for an actual usable contact manager release.


I was excited about this product when I found and installed Mailbird, but so far I'm really happy to have stuck with the free version and will continue to look for a useable client.

October 1, 2014, 13:48
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peter

It's a great "concept" but totally fu..ed in execution

Try eMclient - works great for contact manager and Gmail

October 1, 2014, 20:00
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Marco Schumacher

Sure, it is kind of embarrassing to promise a feature for the near future and then postpone it again and again.

But eMclient is no alternative for me either since it still has no threaded view. They have been promising that feature since May 2012!! and putting off their user from month to month with alway the same excuse: "technical difficulties".

For mailbird I still have hope. For now I think it is the best email client out there. It's lightweight and stable, smooth to use and the modern look is a huge plus, too.

October 1, 2014, 20:18
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Peter McLean

Sure eMClient does have a threaded view.

There is a side bar on the right. If you click that it expands out to give you:

Full contact details, Agenda, Invitations and Chat

Just click on any email in your list and it gives you a list of every other email in that thread

 

October 2, 2014, 04:20
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Andy Hong

Hi Peter,

What you're describing in eM Client is not a threaded view. It's just a list of correspondence you've had with the "other" person. Email threading is a deeper concept than that. And eM Client offers neither threaded viewing nor threaded actions (actions that apply to all messages in a thread).

October 2, 2014, 06:23
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Dan Bird

PLEASE GOD SORT THIS OUT!!!   I had really high hopes, but I need my Google contacts!!! eM mail doesn't work smoothly with my own domain name emails for some reason, this does I want to use Mailbird quite happy to pay!! BUT please we need proper contact management..

October 10, 2014, 08:37
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Trevor Peace

Totally agree with all comments. I too would move to a pro version, but without a half decent contact manager the program is pretty useless. I seem to have acquired hundreds of email addresses of folk I don't know. Bizarre

October 10, 2014, 22:12
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Emmanuel Burton

Is this ever going to be addressed? I would even settle for some basic improvements to the internal contact handling at this stage, because the current way it works is quite frankly terrible. There is a fatal flaw in Mailbird with the way it handles contacts in that if you receive an e-mail from an external source that sends via an e-mail address, it will "update" the internal contact to use those details.

For example, we have a "team@domain.com" e-mail address, but we also have automated services that send e-mails via this address. By default, the contact details for this address might be "Team", for example, but if an e-mail hits my inbox from this address with a contact name of "External Source", Mailbird updates itself to use those details, meaning the next time I send an e-mail to that address, it looks like I'm e-mailing "External Source" rather than "Team", which leads to confusion internally.

I realise this is a somewhat unusual and probably isolated incident, but it's one that should really exist.

Don't get me wrong, I love Mailbird and use it both for personal and business use (and have no issue with it when I use it for my own personal e-mail), but I'm getting to the stage where I may have to swap it out for something else at work because of the issues it causes. I'd like to point out that this also prevents me from recommending Mailbird to anyone else, and also means I cannot implement it as the default mail client for my team (Meaning we're not buying it - hint, hint!) until a better contact manager in added, even though I would like to.

October 13, 2014, 17:40
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Enrico Deppi

Any chance to test contacts manager?

October 13, 2014, 19:36
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Jim Hanlon

Critical to my continued use of your program.

October 14, 2014, 05:30
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Léo Caju

We should be able to create Contact Groups, and import/export list of contacts (such .vcf cards) into/from the desired groups. Not only that, but the ability to easily send a single email to an entire specified group would be wonderful too. Having a single contact list for everything is nice, but in terms of using it, it is more practical having the ability to separate it groups. 

Mailbird is on its way to become the standard way to use email. Since I started using it I find myself barely needing to login to my Gmail. It saves so much time because it's so fast and robust. I never thought I would go back to using an application for email since the advent of webmail. But Mailbird proved me wrong.

October 16, 2014, 03:04
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Dale Seaman

I am finding alot of erors between the Mailbird contacts and my gmail contacts.  Whole contacts missing as well as info missing within contacts.

October 18, 2014, 00:27
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Emerson

planned.....?????   WHEN  !!!!

October 18, 2014, 21:00
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Martin Ogborne

This excellent program is let down by the lack of proper contact management. Sadly this could be a dealbreaker :-(

October 21, 2014, 05:01
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Peter McLean

WHEN    WHEN    WHEN    ????

I PAID FOR PRO SOME MONTHS AGO EXPECTING THIS WOULD BE INCLUDED

WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT

THEN AFTER A FEW PROMISES --- NOTHING

NO RESPONSE TO ANYONE WHO POSTS

MAILBIRD SUCKS BIGTIME

DON'T ANYONE BUY IT

October 21, 2014, 20:25
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Hubert SELLIAH

I need this feature ! And then, I will pay for MailBird :) Hope it will done soon !

October 21, 2014, 23:20
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Jim Hanlon

Back to Outlook. Bloated but everything in one place.

October 21, 2014, 23:37
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Ems1944

I'm beginning to suspect either bad faith, or that the company's in serious financial difficulty. A contact manager (or a link to one) is such an elemental part of any e-mail program it's been shocking the company has gone this far without solving the problem, although there have been promises, updates etc. I'd love to be disabused of either of my suspicions. 

 

Would someone from Mailbird address my concerns.....please??????

October 21, 2014, 23:49
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Léo Caju

Mailbird is very promising. They just need some of these things taken care and it will be the best hands down. Get all the features implemented, at least the most important ones, and make the community satisfied. People will come in droves to it. Give what the public wants and time will give be rewarding to the Mailbird team.

October 22, 2014, 11:39
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Barry Young

Ditto ... I keep looking for a contact manager, but nah .... WE NEED THIS ... WHEN? ... YESTERDAY!!!!!!!!!!

October 23, 2014, 10:38
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Jacques Corbin

Good morning,

I just installed mailbird yesterday night.

Firts impression : great ! far above competition for ease of use. Installation, nice presentation ...

Then I discover the  "Best Email Client for Windows 7" does'nt (yet ?) manage a proper sddress book.

Sorry guys, this is a "no go" for me. You dit a great job, but not yet a usable product.

Whenever you have a working and stable address book synchronized with gmail adress book, let me know (jcorbin768@gmail.com)). I am ready to get the paying pro version.

Now, I will try emclient to see if it is "better" than Thunderbird ...

October 23, 2014, 15:02
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Leonardo Santoso
Mailbird
October 23, 2014, 20:35
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Hubert SELLIAH

Nice pic :) Hope they are working to improve MailBird with CalDav and CardDav :)

October 24, 2014, 07:16
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Enrico Deppi

...and at the end when WILL BE READY?????????????

October 30, 2014, 15:44
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Lee Rhoads

Leonardo:

Please include me among those who want a more functional contacts list. I have to admit that I was a little upset that I bought a lifetime license, downloaded and installed the software, and then noticed that the contacts list feature is in the state that it is.

 

Everyone:

I would like to point the following out in case it would help the rest of us who are waiting for this MailBird feature. Yesterday I managed to locate a nice little dedicated contacts management application that will handle all my contact management needs until MailBird has been extended as we are all begging above. This includes keeping my contacts synchronized with Google Contacts. This dedicated address book application is called Handy Address Book. The developer's web site is https://www.beiley.com/habook/  All said and done the total cost for Handy Address Book was $39.90 ($24.95 for the new license plus $14.95 for the Google Sync license). If you go this route too then make sure you have your categories set up within Handy Address Book via its Category Filter dialog first before you tell it to sync with Google Contacts for the first time. This will avoid the creation of groups you don't want in Google Contacts, one group per each category defined within Handy Address Book. With Handy Address Book each category defined within the application corresponds to a group out in your Google Contacts. You can get to the Edit Category List dialog by clicking on the Categories toolbar button and then the "Edit Category List..." button.

By the way, in case you are wondering... no, I am in no way affiliated with the development of Handy Address Book.

 

Lee

November 1, 2014, 23:02
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Rick Boyer

Very surprising this basic feature hasn't been implemented, but seeing as it's "Planned" makes it a bit better.  The only problem is, when is it expected?  I saw no official information from Mailbird, just the Planned Icon.  Are the details listed somewhere?

 

@Lee - thanks Lee, going to check out Handy Address Book as maybe a way to stay with Mailbird until this feture is implemented.

@Jacques - I left EMClient.  It's mostly a great product, but incredibly horrible support.  Just read the forums.  Their support just promises everything will be in the next version (same statement for years) or says "No one wants that feature so we aren't doing it".  Mailbird already has superior support/PR.  

Another option is Postbox.  Right now, Postbox has better features over Mailbird and looks almost as good.  With plugins, I alrady have Gmail contact syncing both ways.  

November 6, 2014, 18:19