WebMail Pro ASP.NET documentation

Importing contacts

WebMail Pro offers personal address book available as Contacts screen. Aside from adding contacts manually, it is possible to import those from address book of Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express. Contacts are exported from those products in form of CSV file (comma-separated values) which technically is a plaintext file with one database record per line. The first line of the file usually contains table headers. WebMail Pro supports the following headers and columns of the following kind (headers are case-insensitive, unrecognized headers are ignored):

WebMail Pro contacts field Supported CSV file headers
First Name First Name
Last Name Last Name
Full Name FullName
Email Display Name
Title Title
Business Company Company
Business Department Department
Business Job Title Job Title
Business Email Business Email
Business E-mail
Business Web Site Business Web
Business Web Page
Business Office Location Office Location
Business Street Business Street
Business City Business City
Business State Business State
Business Zip Code Business Postal Code
Business Country Business Country
Business Fax Business Fax
Business Phone Business Phone
Home Street Home Street
Home City Home City
Home State Home State
Home Zip Code Home Postal Code
Home Country Home Country
Home Fax Home Fax
Home Phone Home Phone
Home Mobile Mobile Phone
Home Email Email
E-mail Address
Email Address
Home Web Site Web Page
Notes Notes
Other Email Other Email
Other E-mail
Birthday Birthday
Date of Birth

WebMail Pro uses full name only, and if it is not available in CSV content, it is composed from First Name and Last Name.

In WebMail Pro database, birthday is actually split into 3 fields for day, month and year. Various separators are recognized, any of the following formats should work: DD.MM.YYYY or DD/MM/YYYY or DD-MM-YYYY. Notations which start from year (e.g. YYYY.MM.DD) are handled properly as well.

As you can see, only English versions of Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express are currently supported. If you use the product in other language, we suggest to modify CSV file manually and amend the headers using patterns from the above table.

You can download sample CSV file, it contains 2 entries, one of those has basic information supplied while the other entry has most of the fields filled.