- FUTURE DIRECTIONS
Mail::Addressbook::Convert::Genr - base class for many email conversion classes
This class is not meant to be called by the user. It is the base class for
These classes will convert csv (comma separated variables), tsv (tab separated variables), sprymail exports, juno address exports.
Perl, version 5.001 or higher
This is a base class designed for other modules in this distribution.
Standard Intermediate Format(STF) : The addressbook format that is used as an intermediate between conversions. It is rfc822 compliant and can be used directly as a Eudora addressbook. Do not use a Eudora addressbook as an STF. Some versions of Eudora use a format, that while RFC822 compliant, will not work as an STF. Run the Eudora addressbook through $Eudora->scan()
no arguments needed.
Input : a reference to an array containing input data.
Returns: a reference to a STF ( see above).
Input: a reference to a STF ( see above). Returns : a reference to an array containing the output file.
Sets the file format must be called before calling scan or output. Input, must be one of following "csv","tsv","spry","compuserve" before calling scan must be one of following "csv","tsv" before calling scan
This only converts email address, aliases, and mailing lists. Phone numbers, postal addresses and other such data are not converted.
This code is derived from the code used on www.interguru.com/mailconv.htm . The site has been up since 1996 ( but ldif was only included on 1997, when Netscape 3 started using it.) The site gets about 8000 unique visitors a month, many of whom make addressbook conversions. The code has been well tested.
Original Version 2001-Sept-09
Copyright (c) 2001 Joe Davidson. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Perl Artistic License (see http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html). or the GPL copyleft license ( http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html)
Mail::Addressbook::Convert was written by Joe Davidson <firstname.lastname@example.org> in 2001.