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Export BBDB contacts to gmail filter import XML

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This package installs a command-line python script and an emacs command for exporting a GMail filters Atom feed from the gnus-public and gnus-private fields in BBDB.


The package can be installed using the standard python package installation procedure. Extract the tarball, then run the following command inside the extracted directory:

$ python install

This will install the command-line utility and the bbdb-gmail-filter.el emacs library. Then add the following to your ~/.emacs:

(require 'bbdb-gmail-filter)


Once installed, the filters can be exported to a file simply by calling M-x bbdb-export-gmail-filters. You will be prompted for a file to export the filters to.

For every BBDB record that has a value in the gnus-private field, a filter will be included that matches the “To” GMail filter field on any BBDB net addresses for that record and applies the label specified in the gnus-private field value. The same is done for BBDB records with values in the gnus-public BBDB field but filters on the “From” GMail filter field instead.


0.5 - 2009-07-22

  • Split filters up such that each filter has no more than 50 search terms to address apparent limits in gmail filter imports.

0.4 - 2009-07-22

  • Rename lisp library

  • Don’t export sexp splits

  • Fallback to fullnames if email isn’t available

  • Fix excess quoting in author name and email

  • Combine all addresses for the same label under one filter to make for smaller and faster import files.

0.3 - 2009-05-07

  • Translate Gnus folder separator to Gmail imap folder separator

  • Add missing files to egg

0.2 - 2009-05-06

  • Fix duplicate feed item IDs

0.1 - 2009-05-06

  • Initial release

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