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Importing RULink Address Books into Zimbra

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In the images that follow, the username and account information of an IT employee was used for demonstration purposes.
Please replace these entries with your individual information where appropriate.


The following procedure will allow you to transfer your Address Book from the Sun Calendar System to the new Zimbra server:

Log into Sun Calendar (RULink)

RULink Login Screen: Log into the Sun Calendar

Click on ADDRESS BOOK
Click on IMPORT/EXPORT

RULink Address Book screenshot: Click the "Import/Export" button on the top right of the Address Book toolbar

Under the EXPORT section, where it says EXPORT FORMAT select "Address Book CSV"
Click on the EXPORT button
It will save a file to your hard disk, make note of the name it tells you

RULink Export Screen screenshot: Find "Address Book CSV" in the dropdox list under Export

Open your web browser and log into Zimbra. Note that you must use your Novell username, and it must be fully qualified -- e.g., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., not just ksproul.
Click on the PREFERENCES tab
Click on the IMPORT / EXPORT tab
Click on the CONTACTS button

Zimbra Preferences Import/Export screenshot: Select "Contacts" under Import

Click on the button BROWSE button for DESTINATION

Choose Folder screenshot: Click "New" on the bottom left to create a new address book

Select NEW and create a new address book -- "My Address Book," for example
Push the OK Button
Push the OK Button again

Zimbra Create New Address Book screenshot: Name the address bok using the text box at the top of the window

Click on the BROWSE button for FILE and find the file created above

Windows File Upload window screenshot: Select the file and press "Open" near the bottom right

Push the OPEN Button
Push the IMPORT button in the lower right
Click on the Address Book and you should see your address book entries properly imported into the Zimbra address book.

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