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Will my Gmail contacts also show up in the Mac Adressbook?

Asked by klaas4 (2189points) November 4th, 2007

Hello all,

When I have my Mac, and when Google brings IMAP to the Netherlands, will Adressbook show my contacts from Gmail?


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samkusnetz's avatar

unfortunately no. to sync contacts, you would need to manually export your gmail contacts, then import them into address book.

klaas4's avatar

So everytime I want to a make a new contact, I have to create them 2 times?

Oh bugger…

Isn’t there an app to sync them automatically??

PLEASE?! ;-)


kevbo's avatar

Look up “a to g.” There’s another app that syncs both ways, but I forget what it’s called. Google “sync address book & gmail.”

klaas4's avatar

I will do it tomorrow (it’s night here now)

Secretly fluthering on my PDA in bed ;-)

Oh, it’s called ABGMerge.

andrew's avatar

Related question: I imported all my gmail emails into address book and now my iPhone has been inundated with stray email addresses… Any ideas how manage that?

kevbo's avatar

a) only go address book to gmail, or

b) create an iphone “group” in address book so that it’ll only sync the contacts in the group (one step in a.b. & one step in itunes, plus maintaining the group).

Unfortunately, gmail adds everyone to whom you reply or send to your contacts, so that list is always going to get dirty.

klaas4's avatar

Let’s put it this way:
Should I then get .Mac?
Then I don’t have problems anymore, because
a) .Mac is IMAP
b) Access via webmail etc…

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