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Automatic Address Book Updates with Plaxo is an online service that offers free, automatic updating of contact information. Users simply upload their address books onto Plaxo's servers. Then, when that information is edited by any user, the changes appear in the Plaxo address books of all of the other users who listed the account changer in their own contacts. You can then access you Plaxo address book from anywhere on the Interet.

Plaxo plug-ins also support automatic contact addition and synchronization with all major local address books, including Outlook/Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Mac OS X's Address Book. With these plug-ins, when you add a new contact to your Outlook address book, and that contact is also using the Plaxo service, then your both sets of contact information will be automatically synchronized and updated whenever there is a change. You can also send out invitations to join Plaxo to any of your contacts that are not already members.

Learn more about Plaxo here and here. Download my Plaxo address card here, and

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I consider Plaxo to be spam. It's routed directly into trash after I got 30 notifications just based on three people who put me into their Plaxo accounts. Why not use LinkedIn or something less invasive than Plaxo?

March 28, 2008 5:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I run several mailing lists that were spam-free for years. On each of them, I eventually got a Plaxo "invite" from people who had uploaded their entire contact list, including the mailing list email address. Within a couple weeks of getting a Plaxo invitation, I was receiving tons of spam on the respective list -- it's clear that Plaxo sold those addresses. The spam continues to this day -- and every time I find someone else has given one of my email addresses to Plaxo, I get pissed off all over again.

March 28, 2008 9:56 AM  
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March 31, 2008 8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I use UNYK ( as an online address book. There is no spam whatsoever, and it is not invasive at all. Plus the website and the service that is offered is simple and user-friendly. There is also an Outlook plug-in that can be used for uploading of contacts.

March 31, 2008 8:37 PM  
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