Upgrade your adressbook
Upgrade the adressbook
Functionallity is very poor
No structure at all, just a list
No ease delete or change
No online sync with the adressbook of Apple
William Morton commented
This has become a HUGE issue for me. Although it claims to access Gmail contacts, it's not getting updates to Gmail contact groups nor allowing me to remove obsolete addresses. WHY?!?
I hate the separate address book. I have some contacts with over a dozen alternate email addresses. I use Airmail on three macs. Each time I clear up a particularly confusing contact, it pops up on the other mac, or when I upgrade it. At the very least, allow me to turn off email address collection, and/or make the "Address Book" window better: sort by "apple address book" icon, and let me mass delete those f*&%&$&ing things!
Byron C Mayes (bcmayes) commented
Definitely needs the ability to edit the address book. It just grows and grows and grows. This impinges on the positives of using the app on multiple platforms.
And please sort them in some sort of way. They're just thrown in there haphazardly with no rhyme or reason (yes I know that's redundant… it's really that bad!)!
I agree. The app returns too many irrelevant results in the address field mainly from the exchange address book while ignoring the main contacts. It caused me to mistakenly send an internal email to a large Yahoo group just because it had the group's distribution address attached to one of my contacts. Unfortunately that embaressment was enough for me to switch back to Apple Mail.
Address book is amateurish at best. I hate the fact that when inputting an address all iterations of the address show up in the address box. Why not just the address found in the Contacts App? And forget the other nonsense. Also, using groups in iOS is a nightmare. The address block isn't big enough to show all addresses in a group and scrolling the list is impossible.
You have to do something about your address capability. This is a show stopper for me. I'll go back to the Mail App if you don't fix this soon.
Same issue. I will be looking at alternatives to Airmail for this reason.
Gareth Howell commented
Like many others, I fail to understand why you chose to use your own address book rather than the one that's integrated into the OS you support. It's not as if you support anything other than OS X or IOS.
Not being able to find addresses in my Mac address book and then realising they only exist locked up in Airmail is a source of intense frustration.
Alberto Dominguez commented
Address book is a pain in the ...
It tooks names from emails and does not simply allow to change information stored (like misspelled names by senders or whatever) - if there is no edition / management tool it should the update the info based on what you type in the To/cc/bcc field instead of the opposite.
Steve Mullen - Leadify commented
Agree 100% we need this implemented.. It's just mystifying this has been overlooked. managing contacts is such a crucial function for any email application. I would like to see an integration with BusyContacts (AirMail already works with BusyCal so this shoudn't be a problem).
But I can see this 'feature' request was posted back in April '15 so not considered a priority from the AirMail team..
We wait with baited breath...
AirMail is such a good app but not being able to work / export my (i repeat) my contact data it renders the app somewhat mute.
I agree completely with the assessment of the Address Book. Also, for some reason, I have more than one instance of the same email address there.
Please please upgrade address book or real time sync with apple's address book. The annoyances are starting to pile up and really stand out as the weakest part of Airmail.
Agreed...might leave Airmail because of the poor contact integration, no groups sync, etc.
I never looked at the address book until now. It looks very rudimentary. I would also prefer a direct connection with my apple address book - respectively with FullContact (as this replaces my address book). I'm happy to discuss details with your team.
I am unable to delete/edit the Airmail created addresses in the built-in address book (no apple contact next to it). It's the database of previously used emails. There are a lot of old/non-functioning emails so I would like to delete some/all of them to start over (other than my imported Apple Contacts). Please enable better ability to edit within Airmail.
I agree w/ need to improve the Contact function. It is one reason I may have to leave Airmail 3x
Ola Lennbo commented
I agree with Anonymous. Please give us an option to use the apple address book directly.
I totally agree, the address book is useless. The app is great. This has to be moved to the top of the list for auto-recognition, editing addresses and contacts, even if it is pulling directly from Mac's Contact App, or Gmails. anything to be able to edit, import, group, etc.
Please help us
Don Rutledge commented
Delete option for records not in Apple Contacts never available in dropdown. Cannot delete old contact info which results in Airmail defaulting to old, invalid addresses. Need better methods for maintaining contacts.
Egil Helland commented
Please revisit this. Agree with Anonymous here that this is the weakest area of Airmail. Airmail is solid as a rock for me, but I have to constantly go into settings and update the contacts from there when I add new people to my contact list. Not good.
I believe this is the single weakest area of Airmail. Integration with Gmail contacts is terrible, no Groups support. The group has to be created in Gmail. Should be able to use Groups created in Apple Contacts.