A rantbox

Roundcube webmail and Google contacts

Draft digging time! Something I've had in my drafts since the 25th of October, 2014, apparently:

Roundcube is a decent self-hosted webmail solution, which benefits from integrating Google Contacts so you do not have to duplicate your address books (assuming you use Google for yours).

Luckily someone wrote a plugin:

The howto for installing plugins in Roundcube tells you how to install those plugin bundles. It works with Composer, which uses a really bad anti-pattern to install: curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php, so piping code straight from the internet through an interpreter. This is NOT something you want to do, really.

See the plugin page for further install instructions.

Now enable a repeated sync, so open the relevant crontab and enter a line like this:

0 */8 * * * /srv/www/example.com/roundcube/plugins/google_addressbook/sync-cli.sh

The above example downloads your Google Contacts to the Roundcube address book every 8 hours.

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