If you have more than a few contacts you want to add to your address book in roundcube, adding them manually can be a chore. Fortunately, roundcube includes an import option so that you can import your contacts easily.

Please note, at this time, roundcube only supports the vCard format. If you cannot export or save your contact list to a vCard format, save it as a CSV (comma separated values) file. Then use one of the many free programs available that will convert your CSV file to a vCard file. One example is the online tool: CSV to vCard.

Once you are logged into roundcube, click the Address Book icon in the upper right of your screen.
Next, click on the Import contacts button


Click the browse button in the Import contacts screen, select your vCard file and click the Import button to import your contacts.


Once the import is complete you will receive notification of how many contacts were imported. Click the Done button to be returned to the Address Book screen where you can view and manage your newly imported contacts.

Did you find this article helpful?

We value your feedback!

Why was this article not helpful? (Check all that apply)
The article is too difficult or too technical to follow.
There is a step or detail missing from the instructions.
The information is incorrect or out-of-date.
It does not resolve the question/problem I have.
How did you find this article?
Please tell us how we can improve this article:
Email Address

new! - Enter your name and email address above and we will post your feedback in the comments on this page!

Did you find this article helpful?


n/a Points
2014-05-17 8:07 pm

VCF file has 380 records yet when I mark/select all and import, Roundcube imports only 20 records. If I try marketing last half or 1/4, it still imports 20 new records but how do I get to import the entire list of 380 records?

2,342 Points
2014-05-19 4:33 pm
Upon importing, do you receive any errors?
n/a Points
2014-06-03 12:09 am

I always got only one contact from 250. I checked vcard in Notepad ++ and I see there all address.

3,713 Points
2014-06-03 12:29 am
Hello Sole, and thanks for your comment.

I might recommend that you export your contacts in RoundCube and compare the resulting vCard .vcf format file.

It looks like each contact entry should have a BEGIN:VCARD and END:VCARD statement surrounding it. So an example one would look like this:


If you're still having issues, please let us know.

- Jacob
n/a Points
2019-10-23 3:15 pm

I have 5200 addresses in Outlook 2016. i converted them to vcards and cannot import them into Roundcube.

12,339 Points
2019-10-24 9:27 pm
As a test, try importing a smaller amount such as 50. This will confirm the import tool is working and indicate an issue importing a lot of addresses at once. For example, it may be timing out due to so many addresses.

Post a Comment

Email Address:
Phone Number:

Please note: Your name and comment will be displayed, but we will not show your email address.

Related Questions

Here are a few questions related to this article that our customers have asked:
Ooops! It looks like there are no questions about this page.
Would you like to ask a question about this page? If so, click the button below!
Need More Help?

Help Center Search

Current Customers

Email: support@WebHostingHub.com Ticket: Submit a Support Ticket
Call: 877-595-4HUB (4482)
757-416-6627 (Intl.)
Chat: Click To Chat Now

Ask the Community

Get help with your questions from our community of like-minded hosting users and Web Hosting Hub Staff.

Not a Customer?

Get web hosting from a company that is here to help.