P.O. Boxes etc

Joon Radley joon at radleys.co.za
Mon Sep 11 19:46:30 CEST 2006

Hi Till,

Outlook contacts can have 3 addresses stored of type business, home, other,
with the option to set an address as a mailing address. The last option to
indicate that the address is a mailing address was never incorporated in the
original Kolab-XML as it was not supported by older clients.

As for free-form addresses, this is not really supported by Outlook. A lot
of plug-ins for mass mailing, CRM, etc. uses the fields.

What we can do is add the "This is a mailing address" option to the current
"<address>" structure, or you can create a custom field that Outlook/Toltec
will preserve, but ignore.

I will have a look at it again in the morning, after a big cup of coffee, to
make sure I did not miss something here.

Best regards

Joon Radley
Radley Network Technologies CC
Cell: +27 (0)83 368 8557
Fax: +27 (0)12 998 4346
E-Mail: joon at radleys.co.za

> -----Original Message-----
> From: kolab-format-bounces at kolab.org 
> [mailto:kolab-format-bounces at kolab.org] On Behalf Of Till Adam
> Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 6:19 PM
> To: kolab-format at kolab.org
> Subject: P.O. Boxes etc
> Folks,
> I have a bug report against the KDE client asking for support 
> for P.O. 
> Boxes in addresses. Since this does not appear to be in the 
> current spec, is there a reason for that, such as a 
> limitation of Outlook that I'm unaware of? Can we just add it?
> On a side note, it might be wise to allow free-form addresses 
> as well, what with the many, many variations that are needed 
> in various parts of the world.
> Till
> --
> Till Adam -- till at kdab.net, adam at kde.org Klarälvdalens 
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