Interguru's Tab-Ascii to Pegasus Address Conversion

This page will convert a Database/Spreadsheet/Compuserve/Spry/csv/Juno/mailrc file to the equivalent Pegasus address book file.


Note: Read all instructions before doing anything.

Tab delinieated ascii or csv

Note : More recent versions of Pegasus can import tab-ascii directly, you only need to use this site for varients of tab-ascii below.

The input file is a tab or comma separated ascii file, which can be produced by a spreadsheet, database, and perhaps some mail programs. It contains a number of columns. Only the first is necessary. all other columns are optional, but must be there, even if empty, if a column to the right is being used.


Spry users, ignore all the instructions below, just point the Browse button to the "spry.als" file in the Spry directory and start the process.


Juno users. Use your ".nv" file as input.

Unix mail/.mailrc

.mailrc conversions. If you know what.mailrc is, you don't neet detailed instructions. Just be sure to ftp the file as ascii.


Compuserve recently made available a download address book add-on that enables the user to do a number of things with their address book files, including EXPORT them. Use GO:UKHF and look in the essentials for Win 3.1 file library for ABM_INST.exe . When the export option is chosen, the resulting dialogue box allows you to chose different delimiting options, including any keyboard characters or tabs. Use the tab option, and then use a spreadsheet to re-arrange the columns To help Compuserve users, addresses in the Compuserve format are converted to the correct Internet format.

Donald Lessau has posted AddressBook 1.0 -- Win95 32-bit FREEware, (c) 1998 by Donald Lessau
AddressBook 1.0 is a small tool that converts your Compuserve address book into your Eudora address book.
from Eudora you can convert it to other formats using this site.
download here (sweet 11 KB):
More ware here

Tab ascii examples

Two Examples:

Using only column 1
jhd at ( change the ' at ' to '@' before sending )
Using Columns 1 and 4
jhd at ( change the ' at ' to '@' before sending )<tab><tab>jhd

The columns are described below. Only the first one is mandatory.
  1. E-mail address.
  2. Name 1 Usually first name or full name.
  3. Name 2 Usually last name or leave blank
  4. Alias A unique alias, if it is not unique, it will be made unique. If it is left blank, a unique alias will be produced from the name portion of the e-mail address (the part to the left of the "@" sign).
  5. Comment

In the following columns, as many as needed, put the names of any mailing lists (address list, distribution lists, etc.) that you want this address to be included in.

You can look at a sample input file to clarify the above instructions.

A note on mailing lists: Mailing lists can contain other lists. For example the list "extended family" may contain the lists "parents", "grandparents", "siblings", "aunts/uncles", etc. This input does not give you the opportunity to do this, you will have to do it after importing into Pegasus. You will automatically get a list with the alias "everybody" which has in it (as you guessed) everybody on the file.

My computer is a Windows  Macintosh  UNIX computer

The input format is Tab Ascii  Comma Separated (.csv)  Spry  Compuserve  Unix .mailrc


Select file "alias.txt" here:

Start Process!

Technical Notes

To avoid overburdening the server, we have limited the file to 120k bytes and 1200 lines

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