Keeping the address-book up-to-date

Everyone knows the problem: How to keep the address-book up-to-date?

 

In today's connected world, everyone is getting to know more and more people. Be it in business or in our private lives, the number of people we are interacting is increasing daily. But it is difficult to keep track of all these contacts. For example, here are the average numbers of contacts for every member on

  • Facebook: 120
  • XING: 133 (German article)

And there is one thing that makes it even more difficult: Although most networks allow for the download of a user's connections as vCards, these are not complete in most cases and lack such information as Office Phone number, Fax, Company URL, Cellphone-number or address.

 

So, in most cases the best source for complete addresses (especially in business) are the people's eMail signatures.

 

But:

Bringing eMail signatures into the address-book is a real hassle since it has to be done manually.

  • In Outlook on the PC or with Apple Mail one has to copy the eMail signature field-by-field into the respective format of an Outlook or Apple contact (= vCard). Although that works and is done million-fold each day, it is a tidous and slow process
  • On a mobile phone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone) it is almost impossible since it involves switching between the Mail and Address-Book application back and forth for each field in the vCard - which is almost undoable

 

There is a solution for it

  • vicarda.com makes this process as easy as possible by providing a webservice which is transforming eMail-signatures automatically into vCards.
  • It works with every eMail-programm, on every device and with every eMail-provider
  • It does not require to download software or an App
  • It even automatically extracts the signature information from the eMail so one does not need to cut out the signature
  • So, the process is really simple
  • register for vicarda.com
    (free, only name and eMail address required)
  • add vicarda's vCard to your address-book
  •  forward any eMail that contains contact information
    (= eMail signature) to upload@vicarda.com
  • vicarda.com returns an eMail with a vCard that is automatically generated from the eMail signature
  • None of the eMails sent to vicarda or vCards generated by vicarda are stored on vicarda's servers - they are deleted immediately

 

Learn more about vicarda.com here

 

Register for vicarda.com here

 

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