When working with email clients, you may want to back up your contact list for safe keeping or possible migration. This article demonstrates how to perform a contact list export in the RoundCube email client.

Exporting contacts in Roundcube

  1. Log into your RoundCube email client.
  2. select address book menu optionOnce inside the RoundCube client, click on the Address Book icon from the top menu.
  3. exportClick the Addres Book you want to export, then click the Export button located in the upper left of the screen.
  4. save contacts to local machineYou will receive a popup window asking to save the file to your computer. Ensure the Save File option is selected and click the OK button. This will save the file to your local machine.
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n/a Points
2014-03-04 11:13 am

These instructions are ok to only download the first 40 contacts at one time that appear on the first page of the address book. As I have over 1100 contacts, there has to be another / better / faster way to show all of the contacts, then highlight them, then download all of them at one time. Otherwise this is a crazy long process to download over 1100 contacts.

8,250 Points
2014-03-04 11:41 am
Hello Tim,

Thank you for your comment. I updated the article with the latest steps for downloading your entire address book.

You may have to clear your browser cache to see the updated steps.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

n/a Points
2014-06-06 1:29 pm

How do I export my address in csv ?


9,962 Points
2014-06-06 4:23 pm
Hello Dave, and thanks for your comment.

Unfortunately RoundCube doesn't have the ability to export your address book in .csv or Comma Separated Values. When you export your address book it will be in .vcf or vCard format.

If you open up that file with a standard text-editor, you'll see the format is like this:

FN:Firstname Lastname

So if you wanted all of your email accounts in .csv format you would need to use a .vcf to .csv converter. If you're running Windows this should actually be built in and you can follow the steps in the guide I just wrote on how to convert .vcf to .csv to get your contacts converted over.

Please let us know if you have any further questions at all.

- Jacob
n/a Points
2014-06-15 6:23 pm

HelloThis method is good for current user / account.I have upgraded from RC 0.9 to RC 1.0.1Does anybody knows, how to migrate / export all clients address books at once to new RoundCube? I have many domains with lot of mailboxes.

8,050 Points
2014-06-16 10:05 am
Unfortunately, you would need to go into each account individually and import/export the contacts.

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