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Actual Contacts for Outlook

Actual Contacts for Outlook

Current version: 2.4.2
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Actual Contacts for Outlook is an add-in for updating your address book and monitoring validity of e-mail addresses in contacts. Select the contacts you would like to update, and add-in for Oulook will send a message containing a special form to these addresses. The respondents will be able to update their data in your address book by filling in this form. This add-in for Outlook is also able to check your address-book. It takes it a few minutes to inform you about the contacts that contain invalid email addresses. Actual Contacts for Outlook also supports validation of the recipient list in Mail Merge Mode in Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word (a mail merge function is prerequisite for version 2002 or later ones). In order to check an address, add-in for Outlook imitates sending a message to this address. When the server confirms or doesn’t confirm the existence of this address, the program cancels message sending and finishes the session correctly. So, address verification is technically correct and cannot be noticed by the address owner. Now Actual Contacts for Outlook has the full functionality of Contacts Verifier add-in which was earlier offered as a separate tool for Outlook.

Tasks that can be solved with Actual Contacts for Outlook:

  • Updating your contacts. This is the main purpose of the program. To do it, just specify parameters and send the update request.
  • Collecting additional information. It often happens that new contacts are acquired during after exhibitions and seminars where you may only have managed to note their names and e-mail addresses. This outlook plugin will help you to collect the missing information quite easily!
  • Simple surveys. Customizable templates (with different fields included in the form) make the program a simple to use information tool.
  • Updating your contact information in your respondents' address books. You can add information about yourself in the VCard format to your update request. Almost all e-mail clients and mobile devices can import this information into their contact lists.

Program Features:

  • Compatibility. A standart message with an HTML form based on the contact's field entries is sent to the contact's e-mail address. If the e-mail client of your respondent supports HTML, he or she can correct his/her information in the fields of the form and send it back. It does not matter whether your respondent works with Microsoft Windows, Linux or Macintosh operating systems - only the old text e-mail clients do not support HTML.
  • No need for the Internet! You and your respondent do not need access to the Internet, but only access to e-mail. This is important if you work with organizations that limit access to the Internet for security reasons.
  • Privacy. No information is sent to MAPILab or any other company. The entire contact update process is an exchange of messages between you and your respondent only.


What's new in Actual Contacts for Outlook?

Version 2.4.2 — released on March 27, 2014

  • Compatibilty with Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (KB2817430) is added.

Version 2.4.1 — released on December 4, 2012

  • Support for Microsoft Outlook 2013 has been added.
  • Support for Microsoft Windows 8 has been added;

Version 2.4 — released on September 23, 2010

  • Support for Microsoft Office 2010 has been added.

Version 2.3 — released on December 18, 2006

  • Support for Windows Vista has been added;
  • Support for Microsoft Office 2007 has been added.

Version 2.2 — released on September 15, 2006

  • A bug occuring in some cases while processing contacts in public folders was fixed;
  • A bug with macros "TITLE" was fixed;
  • Some minor bugs have been fixed.

Version 2.1 — released on May 15, 2006

  • The program interface has been improved.
  • Some minor bugs have been fixed.

Version 2.0 — released on January 18, 2006

  • Now Actual Contacts has the full functionality of Contacts Verifier add-in which was earlier offered as a separate Outlook tool.
  • The program interface has been changed.
  • Some minor bugs have been fixed.

Version 1.5 — released on October 31, 2005

  • A new "Update selected contacts" option has been added.
  • The possibility to change the folder where the recieved updates will be examined has been added.
  • A new possibility to recieve updates from hotmail, yahoo and other web-mail clients has been added.
  • Some minor bugs have been fixed.

Version 1.4 — released on September 29, 2005

  • The programme interface has been changed.
  • A new "Add contacts Wizard" has been added.
  • The possibility to add the information fields into the Outlook views has been added.
  • The possibility to add an update request as an arhived web-page to a update request has been added.
  • A new possibility to re-process the unprocessed updates has been added.
  • The error with unprocessing some updates has been fixed.
  • The error with sending out a large number of requests has been fixed.
  • Some minor bugs have been fixed.

Version 1.3 — released on July 11, 2005

  • New feature : Logging requests and updates in the "Activities" tab of the contact's form.
  • Processing of user-defined fields has been changed : if you have some user-defined fields in your forms you can use them in Actual Contacts Outlook add-in templates by adding these fields into templates with the same names.
  • A bug occurring while scanning the folders of Business Contact Manager has been fixed.
  • A bug occurring while scanning the folders of WinFax has been fixed.
  • A bug occurring in some cases with user-defined HTML templates has been fixed.
  • Several other minor bugs have been fixed.

Version 1.2 - released on May 16, 2005

  • Data copying while entering the information into VCARD is added.
  • Option to work with macros in the message body is added.
  • The German language is now supported.
  • The bug with macros pasting that appears in several versions of Outlook has been fixed.
  • Several minor bugs are fixed.

Version 1.1 - released on April 19, 2005

  • New feature : User-defined fields in a form.
  • New feature : Possibility to edit field label.
  • A bug occurring in some cases while scanning public folders has been fixed.
  • A letter creation for codepages differing from an English codepage has been corrected
  • Several small bugs have been fixed.

Version 1.0 - released on March 18, 2005

  • First public version.

User Testimonials
Only 10 minutes to verify 1400 email addresses. Fantastic ! I will test the other features and will get back with comments afterwards. Thanks for this add-in, very useful !

Francine Perretgentil

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