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Importing LDIF files into Mozilla Thunderbird

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I reloaded Mozzila Thunderbird email. I then imported my email contacts backup file ( type: LDIF ). It loaded but every entry is now preceded by "mail=". And that is preceded by a blank profile image that I've never seen before also. I'm unable to locate any entry because of this appendage. The instructions are simple. I believe I'm selecting the only availbe choices for importing an LDIF file. Any solutions???

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Jim

I reloaded Mozzila Thunderbird email. I then imported my email contacts backup file ( type: LDIF ). It loaded but every entry is now preceded by "mail=". And that is preceded by a blank profile image that I've never seen before also. I'm unable to locate any entry because of this appendage. The instructions are simple. I believe I'm selecting the only availbe choices for importing an LDIF file. Any solutions??? See image of contacts Jim
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re :And that is preceded by a blank profile image that I've never seen before also.

That small 'person' icon has been around since the dark ages :)

re :every entry is now preceded by "mail=".

If you open the saved LDIF file using a simple text editor like Notepad, you should see something like this format - note this is just a simple example where I altered the actual name with generic 'jo bloggs'.

dn: cn=Jo Bloggs,mail=jobloggs@gmail.com objectclass: top objectclass: person objectclass: organizationalPerson objectclass: inetOrgPerson objectclass: mozillaAbPersonAlpha givenName: Jo sn: Bloggs cn: Jo Bloggs mail: jobloggs@gmail.com modifytimestamp: 1590160512

What do you see? post info.

How did you create the LDIF file in the firs place? Did you export a Thunderbird address book and save in LDIF format ?

In Address Book - how to import LDIF

  • Tools > Import
  • select 'Address Books' and click on Next
  • Select : Text file (LDIF, tab, csv, txt) and click on Next
  • locate and select stored ldif file and click on Open
  • click on Finish