Justin Li

Bugger Blog II


I was setting up a new Gmail account today, and wanted import all my contacts to that new account. To my frustration, Gmail's import/export contacts feature is not working quite right. Currently, each Gmail contact can have multiple emails, which when exported are put into a semicolon separated list. That's great, because it means a simple javascript.split(';') will give an array of all the addresses. The import feature, however, doesn't do that, instead, it thinks the entire list, semicolon included, is one email address, and so I get someone with an address like "abc@example.com; def@example.com" I can still send emails to that person, but now they'll get multiple copies of it.

I've posted a question to the Gmail Help Dicussion group, but no one has answered me yet.