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DaveRo Tech: livemail export 2 Thunderbird ??? (20) RE: Tech: livemail export 2 Thunderbird ??? 12 Jun 20


Richard Mellish wrote: I remain to be convinced of the virtue of a database of contacts with their email addresses, postal addresses, mobile and landline phone numbers and heaven knows what else all under the control of Google or Microsoft.
Me neither. So I have those under my own control on a NextCloud server, which is hosted for free for small amounts of data and is in the EU. (It's like Dropbox, but DIY and non-commercal.)

But Google will collect your contacts, if you use Gmail or Android. I don't know about Microsoft and Apple.

Thunderbird can share Nextcloud and GMail contacts via the addons I mentioned. But I know nothing about Microsoft's email services.


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