As of 2020, this project seems to be dead.

AddressBook is a simple vCard based addressbook for Emacs. It is still in development.

It is similar to the insidious big brother database, but instead of using a custom format for data storage, it uses the standard vCard format to maintain contacts data.

The homepage of the Emacs Addressbook is


Hooks and interaction with other modes


Please, insert your suggestion/comment about AddressBook here.

Is this project still alive? I hope it is because it would solve a lot of synchronization headaches.

Yes, it is still alive 😊 - JoseEMarchesi

The vcard.el from this repo fails to work with Gnus already. VCard attachment is not displayed in a ASCII form in the article buffer. - Leo

~/.addressbook is used by Alpine.

Yep. I changed the addressbook to use ~/.abook instead - JoseEMarchesi