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Outlook does not allow to import vCard/VCF-files programmatically.
I might implement this format (RFC 6350) as I did with the iCalendar data format if someone is interested ;)
Please post here or click the "Like" button if you think this is a good idea :)


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      Please post here or click the "Like" button if you think this is a good idea
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