The Address Books are accessed by pressing the button at the lower left of the Main Window
The setting under General Preferences can be used so that on startup, MailCOPA will open the Addresses area.
It is possible to have multiple address books, each of which can be kept private (availability determined by the creator), or public (available to selected other users - see the Sharing tab).
Addresses can be imported into MailCOPA from 'Comma Separated Values' (CSV) files, or a number of other formats, from Wizards Import Mail/Addresses ...
Address books can be exported from MailCOPA as CSV files from the main Address Books view.
Entries may be moved or copied between Address Books using Drag and Drop - if the CTRL key is held during the operation, you will be offered two options:
1.To create a link to the address - only one copy of the address record will be in the database, but it can be accessed from either Address Book. Amendments to the address made from either Address Book will modify the single record. If you delete the address from one Address Book, you will be asked if you wish to delete it from all other Address Books too.
2.To create a copy of the address. This will create a new record in the database, distinct from the original. Any operations carried out (Amendment or Deletion) will only affect the copy held in that Address Book.
A simple Drag (without holding any other keys) will move the entry.
There is a simple search for the currently-selected Address Book, and a wider search of all Address Books at once. For the latter, click the Search button on the toolbar. See the graphic below.
Here, the Sort Order for the Address Cards can be set, and synchronisation with Google Contacts enabled and configured.
Each Address Book is configured separately, so settings for different books can be completely different.