I have always been keeping my contact list pretty well organised under Evolution. Recently, though, I bought an Android phone that forced me to import my contacts via my Gmail account. Since my list of contacts on Gmail is more or less a mess, I think it deserves some love. Still, it is not very easy to fix it.
I have imported my contacts from Evolution in vCard format, but it seems that Gmail does not import some fields (for instance I only have part of the pictures) and I am not even sure it imported all of the contacts (I sure hope so!). Another source of annoyance is that Gmail has collected dozens of irrelevant contacts which I only happened to mail once or twice. Add to this the fact that I have added some new contacts on the phone in the meantime.
What it the most reasonable way to manage all this?
It seems to me that at this point the best option is to choose Gmail as my main contacts source and fix it. In order to do so, I should be able to do the following:
- Move all existing contacts to a separate address book. Some of those automatically created contacts may be useful, but most is junk
- Tell Google to autosave contacts only on this secondary address list
- Import a vCard v3 file with my current address book into Google, without losing data
- Add the contacts on the Android phone
If the above is not possible, can you suggest another way to manage an address book and have it available on the Android phone, on Gmail and on Evolution?