#115 Shared Address Book

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nobody
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2003-04-04
2002-03-15
Aaron Kerr
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I think that many users might benefit from a plugin
that adds the capability of a shared address book.
For example, a business that is using SquirrelMail
might want to be able to create a shared address book
that will contain contact info for all the employees,
allowing them to easily look up the address for anyone
else in the company. Users should still have access
to their own personalized address books. However,
they would also have a link to a shared address book
that would only be changed/maintained by a system
admin. I am currently using SquirrelMail in a
university environment, and this would be a great
feature for faculty (and possibly students).

Discussion

  • Dominique Leuenberger

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    Hi,

    I have written an enhancement which transforms the well-
    known Global Addressbook from File based to a MySQL-
    Based system.

    So you can deliver your users an addressbook which you can
    maintain in a simple MySQL - Database...

    The Patch can be found at:
    http://www.gibb.ch/ressort-informatik/leuenberger

    Please let me know, if you find that pach useful.

    Greeting
    Dominique

     
  • Sam Snow

    Sam Snow - 2002-09-20

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    This functionality exists already, both in the database based
    address book backend options (LDAP, MySQL, others) and
    via a regular text file address book (global.abook -- see the
    comments in the addressbook.php file in the functions
    directory.

    Unfortunately, these have not been as widely publicized as
    they maybe should have been. Give them a whirl and then
    add to the documentation!

     
  • Chris Hilts

    Chris Hilts - 2003-04-04
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  • Chris Hilts

    Chris Hilts - 2003-04-04

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    Functionality exists.

     

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