Adresses and eMail are serious business - and complicated!
With a plethora of devices, eMail-accounts and an increasing need for addresses in all walks of life, we would like to shed a bit of light on adresses, eMail and vCards in this blog.
People tend to replace their mobile phones every 18 to 24 months. Still, manually entering the contacts into a new phone is a real hassle.
Read this article on eHow what other alternatives exist.
We have just added vicarda.com to DSP-Partner's list of products. You may find it here on LinkedIn.
Creating vCards online is necessary if you do not have an eMail- or Addressbook-Client, since most eMail-Webservices do not support exporting single contacts.
Here is an overview of relevant services for creating contact-files online
For more information on how to operate these services take a look at Christina Shaffer's article here.
P.S. If you have the contact-details embedded as a signature in an eMail, it might be efficient to use vicarda.com
An interesting article on techcrunch about how to deal with exchanging contact information when meeting new people.
Gregory Ferenstein from Techcrunch proposes to simply send an eMail to the person you just met to transmit your contact information. And with www.vicarda.com you will be able to transform this signature-information into a vCard for your address-book easily.
Other methods include
So, as people are different, also different forms of transmitting contact details evolve.
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
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.
Bringing eMail signatures into the address-book is a real hassle since it has to be done manually.
There is a solution for it
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
With social-media being all the rage, we tend to underestimate eMail just a little bit.
So, here are some interesting facts about eMail