Community Support/Feature Requests

Add ability to edit contacts from Mailbird (126 Votes)

Leonardo Santoso
posted 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.


Please like the idea to increase the vote count



User photo
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 06, 2013 04:01
User photo
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 08, 2013 06:20
User photo
Dominik Pintarić

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

September 17, 2013 14:46
User photo
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
User photo
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
User photo

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
User photo
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 08, 2013 05:07
User photo
Gianluca Mezzina

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

November 11, 2013 19:50
User photo

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

November 14, 2013 22:16
User photo
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
User photo

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
User photo
Jake Tame

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

November 28, 2013 19:25
User photo
Radu Tudorie

CardDAV support would be really appreciated

December 09, 2013 16:18
User photo

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 06, 2014 03:18
User photo
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 09, 2014 23:50
User photo
Leonardo Santoso

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
User photo
Glen Schaefer

me too, asap!!!

January 10, 2014 16:34
User photo

+1 I'd love to have this feature!

January 16, 2014 10:39
User photo
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 02, 2014 19:17
User photo
John Doom

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

February 08, 2014 00:26
User photo
Marco Zanchi

completly agree with john doom...

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


February 20, 2014 15:52
User photo
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
User photo
Robert Colin

A very good idea being able to edit contacts.

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


February 28, 2014 22:42
User photo
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 05, 2014 06:21
User photo
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. 


March 07, 2014 08:12
User photo
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 07, 2014 08:25
User photo
marcial vinas

Cant work with MAILBIRD unless all the above are fixed.

March 20, 2014 18:27
User photo
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
User photo
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
User photo
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
User photo
Ron Emser

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

April 02, 2014 17:25
User photo
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
User photo
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
User photo
Claudio Taraschi

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

April 15, 2014 15:38