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vCard
Vcard-big-transp.png
Filename extension.vcf, .v card
Internet media typetext/vcard
Type codevCrd
Uniform Type Identifier (UTI)public.vcard
Developed byCreated by Versit Consortium, all rights transferred in 1996 to Internet Mail Consortium, all rights transferred in 2004 to CalConnect
Type of formatElectronic business card
Container forContact information

vCard, also known as VCF (Virtual Contact File), is a file format standard for electronic business cards. vCards are often attached to e-mail messages, but can be exchanged in other ways, such as Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), on the World Wide Web, instant messaging or through QR code. They can contain name and address information, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, URLs, logos, photographs, and audio clips.

vCard is used as data interchange format in personal digital assistants (PDAs), personal information managers (PIMs) and customer relationship management (CRMs). To accomplish these data interchange applications, other "vCard variants" have been used and proposed as "variant standards", each for its specific niche: XML representation, JSON representation, or web pages.

Media type[edit]

The standard Internet media type (MIME type) for a vCard has varied with each version of the specification:[1]

In the Versit vCard 2.1 specification, the following MIME types were specified, with the note that "the vCard has not been registered as a MIME type with the IANA."[2]:

text/plain
text/x-vcard
multipart/related
application/directory

In 1998, RFC 2425 specified the following types for individual vCards:

text/directory
text/directory; charset="iso-8859-1"; profile="vCard"
multipart/related

Also in 1998, the vCard 3.0 specification, RFC 2426 specified the format for vCards in directories:

text/directory

In 2011 vCard 4.0, as defined in RFC 6350, noted that IANA had marked the following as deprecated:[1]

text/directory

RFC 6350 also noted that all of the following media types should all be considered deprecated, in favor of text/vcard:

text/directory; profile=vCard
text/directory
text/x-vcard

The Internet media type text/vcard was used incorrectly in some SyncML documents to refer to vCard 3.0, and the example was followed in various implementations.

In VCF5 - Open Federated Microformating Project vCard 5.0 mime typals specification, the following MIME types were specified, with the note that "the vCard has not been registered as a MIME types

text/json+application+vcard - *.json.vcf
text/xml+application+vcard - *.xml.vcf
text/serial+application+vcard - *.serial.vcf
text/php+application+vcard - *.php.vcf
text/text+application+vcard - *.txt.vcf

Example of vCard files[edit]

The following is an example of a vCard file containing information for one person:

vCard 2.1[edit]

BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:2.1
N:Gump;Forrest;;Mr.
FN:Forrest Gump
ORG:Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
TITLE:Shrimp Man
PHOTO;GIF:http://www.example.com/dir_photos/my_photo.gif
TEL;WORK;VOICE:(111) 555-1212
TEL;HOME;VOICE:(404) 555-1212
ADR;WORK;PREF:;;100 Waters Edge;Baytown;LA;30314;United States of America
LABEL;WORK;PREF;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE;CHARSET=UTF-8:100 Waters Edge=0D=
 =0ABaytown\, LA 30314=0D=0AUnited States of America
ADR;HOME:;;42 Plantation St.;Baytown;LA;30314;United States of America
LABEL;HOME;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE;CHARSET=UTF-8:42 Plantation St.=0D=0A=
 Baytown, LA 30314=0D=0AUnited States of America
EMAIL:forrestgump@example.com
REV:20080424T195243Z
END:VCARD

vCard 3.0[edit]

The most used in recent years (ref. 2016) for data interchange.

BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:3.0
N:Gump;Forrest;;Mr.;
FN:Forrest Gump
ORG:Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
TITLE:Shrimp Man
PHOTO;VALUE=URI;TYPE=GIF:;http://www.example.com/dir_photos/my_photo.gif
TEL;TYPE=WORK,VOICE:(111) 555-1212
TEL;TYPE=HOME,VOICE:(404) 555-1212
ADR;TYPE=WORK,PREF:;;100 Waters Edge;Baytown;LA;30314;United States of America
LABEL;TYPE=WORK,PREF:100 Waters Edge\nBaytown\, LA 30314\nUnited States of America
ADR;TYPE=HOME:;;42 Plantation St.;Baytown;LA;30314;United States of America
LABEL;TYPE=HOME:42 Plantation St.\nBaytown\, LA 30314\nUnited States of America
EMAIL:forrestgump@example.com
REV:2008-04-24T19:52:43Z
END:VCARD

vCard 4.0[edit]

The latest standard, which is built upon the RFC 6350 standard.

BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:4.0
N:Gump;Forrest;;Mr.;
FN:Forrest Gump
ORG:Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
TITLE:Shrimp Man
PHOTO;MEDIATYPE=image/gif:http://www.example.com/dir_photos/my_photo.gif
TEL;TYPE=work,voice;VALUE=uri:tel:+1-111-555-1212
TEL;TYPE=home,voice;VALUE=uri:tel:+1-404-555-1212
ADR;TYPE=WORK;PREF=1;LABEL="100 Waters Edge\nBaytown\, LA 30314\nUnited States of America":;;100 Waters Edge;Baytown;LA;30314;United States of America
ADR;TYPE=HOME;LABEL="42 Plantation St.\nBaytown\, LA 30314\nUnited States of America":;;42 Plantation St.;Baytown;LA;30314;United States of America
EMAIL:forrestgump@example.com
REV:20080424T195243Z
x-qq:21588891
END:VCARD

Example of vCard variants[edit]

xCard[edit]

xCard, the "vCard XML Representation" is a standard proposal of 2011, as RFC 6351. This proposal has not yet become a widely-used standard.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<vcards xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:vcard-4.0">
  <vcard>
    <n>
      <surname>Gump</surname>
      <given>Forrest</given>
      <additional/>
      <prefix>Mr.</prefix>
      <suffix/>
    </n>
    <fn>
      <text>Forrest Gump</text>
    </fn>
    <org>
      <text>Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.</text>
    </org>
    <title>
      <text>Shrimp Man</text>
    </title>
    <photo>
      <parameters>
        <mediatype>
          <text>image/gif</text>
        </mediatype>
      </parameters>
      <uri>http://www.example.com/dir_photos/my_photo.gif</uri>
    </photo>
    <tel>
      <parameters>
        <type>
          <text>work</text>
          <text>voice</text>
        </type>
      </parameters>
      <uri>tel:+1-111-555-1212</uri>
    </tel>
    <tel>
      <parameters>
        <type>
          <text>home</text>
          <text>voice</text>
        </type>
      </parameters>
      <uri>tel:+1-404-555-1212</uri>
    </tel>
    <adr>
      <parameters>
        <label>
          <text>100 Waters Edge
Baytown, LA 30314
United States of America</text>
        </label>
        <type>
          <text>work</text>
        </type>
        <pref>
          <integer>1</integer>
        </pref>
      </parameters>
      <pobox/>
      <ext/>
      <street>100 Waters Edge</street>
      <locality>Baytown</locality>
      <region>LA</region>
      <code>30314</code>
      <country>United States of America</country>
    </adr>
    <adr>
      <parameters>
        <label>
          <text>42 Plantation St.
Baytown, LA 30314
United States of America</text>
        </label>
        <type>
          <text>home</text>
        </type>
      </parameters>
      <pobox/>
      <ext/>
      <street>42 Plantation St.</street>
      <locality>Baytown</locality>
      <region>LA</region>
      <code>30314</code>
      <country>United States of America</country>
    </adr>
    <email>
      <text>forrestgump@example.com</text>
    </email>
    <rev>
      <timestamp>20080424T195243Z</timestamp>
    </rev>
  </vcard>
</vcards>

jCard[edit]

jCard, "The JSON Format for vCard" is a standard proposal of 2014, RFC 7095. This proposal has not yet become a widely-used standard. Other JSON formats (as npm's vcard-json) are in use. The RFC 7095 does not use real JSON objects, but rather uses arrays of sequence-dependent tag-value pairs (like an XML file).

["vcard",
  [
    ["version", {}, "text", "4.0"],
    ["n", {}, "text", ["Gump", "Forrest", "", "Mr.", ""]],
    ["fn", {}, "text", "Forrest Gump"],
    ["org", {}, "text", "Bubba Gump Shrimp Co."],
    ["title", {} ,"text", "Shrimp Man"],
    ["photo", {"mediatype":"image/gif"}, "uri", "http://www.example.com/dir_photos/my_photo.gif"],
    ["tel", {"type":["work", "voice"]}, "uri", "tel:+1-111-555-1212"],
    ["tel", {"type":["home", "voice"]}, "uri", "tel:+1-404-555-1212"],
    ["adr",
      {"label":"100 Waters Edge\nBaytown, LA 30314\nUnited States of America", "type":"work", "pref":"1"},
      "text",
      ["", "", "100 Waters Edge", "Baytown", "LA", "50505", "United States of America"]
    ],
    ["adr",
      {"label":"42 Plantation St.\nBaytown, LA 30314\nUnited States of America", "type":"home"},
      "text",
      ["", "", "42 Plantation St.", "Baytown", "LA", "30314", "United States of America"]
    ],
    ["email", {}, "text", "forrestgump@example.com"],
    ["rev", {}, "timestamp", "2008-04-24T19:52:43Z"]
  ]
]

Semantic content[edit]

vCard information is common in web pages[citation needed]: the "free text"[clarification needed] content is human-readable but not machine-readable. As technologies evolve, the "free text" (HTML) was adapting to be also machine-readable.

  • hCard is a microformat that allows a vCard to be embedded inside an HTML page. It makes use of CSS class names to identify each vCard property. Normal HTML markup and CSS styling can be used alongside the hCard class names without affecting the webpage's ability to be parsed by a hCard parser. h-card is the microformats2 update to hCard.[3][4]
  • RDFa with the vCard Ontology can be used in HTML and various XML-family languages e.g. SVG, MathML.
  • Most of vCard properties are mapped using e.g. Schema.org vocabulary (see Person and Organization classes).

Below is an example of first generation hCard.

<html>
  <head>
    <link rel="profile" href="http://microformats.org/profile/hcard" />
  </head>
  <body>
    <div class="vcard">
      <img class="photo" src="http://www.example.com/dir_photos/my_photo.gif" align="left" />
      <h1 class="fn">Forrest Gump</h1>
      <div class="email">
        Email: <a class="value" href="mailto:forrestgump@example.com">forrestgump@example.com</a>
      </div>
      <div class="n">
        Prefix: <span class="honorific-prefix">Mr.</span><br>
        First Name: <span class="given-name">Forrest</span><br>
        Last Name: <span class="family-name">Gump</span>
      </div>

      <div class="label" style="display:none">
        <span class="type">home</span>
        42 Plantation St.<br>Baytown, LA 30314<br>United States of America
      </div>
      <div class="adr">
        <span class="type">Home</span> Address:<br>
        <span class="street-address">42 Plantation St.</span><br>
        <span class="locality">Baytown</span>, <span class="region">LA</span>
        <span class="postal-code">30314</span><br>
        <span class="country-name">United States of America</span>
      </div>
      <div class="tel">
         <abbr class="type" title="voice"></abbr>
         <span class="type">Home</span> Phone: <span class="value">(111) 555-1212</span>
      </div>

      <div>
        Organization: <span class="org">Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.</span><br>
        Title: <span class="title">Shrimp Man</span>
      </div>

      <div class="label" style="display:none">
        <span class="type">work</span>
        100 Waters Edge<br>Baytown, LA 30314<br>United States of America
      </div>
      <div class="adr">
        <span class="type">Work</span> Address (<span class="type">pref</span>erred):<br>
        <span class="street-address">100 Waters Edge</span><br>
        <span class="locality">Baytown</span>, <span class="region">LA</span>
        <span class="postal-code">30314</span><br>
        <span class="country-name">United States of America</span>
      </div>
      <div class="tel">
         <abbr class="type" title="voice"></abbr>
         <span class="type">Work</span> Phone: <span class="value">(404) 555-1212</span>
      </div>

      <em>vCard last updated:</em>
      <time class="rev" datetime="2008-04-24T19:52:43Z">April 24, 2008 at 7:52 PM GMT</time>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>

Below is an example of RDFa in HTML5 using the vCard Ontology:

<html lang="en">
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
  </head>
  <body vocab="http://www.w3.org/2006/vcard/ns#">
    <article resource="#Forest-Gump" typeof="Individual">
      <h1 property="fn">Forrest Gump</h1>

      <img property="hasPhoto" src="http://example.org/media/photo.jpg" />

      <div>
        Email: <a property="hasEmail" href="mailto:forrestgump@example.com">forrestgump@example.com</a>
      </div>

      <div>
        Prefix: <span property="honorific-prefix">Mr.</span><br />
        First Name: <span property="given-name">Forrest</span><br />
        Last Name: <span property="family-name">Gump</span>
      </div>

      <div property="hasAddress" typeof="Home">
        Home Address:<br />
        <span property="street-address">42 Plantation St.</span><br />
        <span property="locality">Baytown</span>, <span property="region">LA</span>
        <span property="postal-code" lang="">30314</span><br />
        <span property="country-name">United States of America</span>
      </div>

      <div property="hasTelephone" typeof="Voice Home">
         Voice/Home Phone: <a property="hasValue" href="tel:+11115551212">(111) 555-1212</a>
      </div>
    </article>
  </body>
</html>

Properties[edit]

vCard defines the following property types.

All vCards begin with BEGIN:VCARD and end with END:VCARD. All vCards must contain the VERSION property, which specifies the vCard version. VERSION must come immediately after BEGIN, except in the vCard 2.1 standard, which allows it to be anywhere in the vCard. Otherwise, properties can be defined in any order.

Name Property presence Description Example
v. 2.1 v. 3.0 v. 4.0
ADR Optional Optional Optional A structured representation of the physical delivery address for the vCard object. ADR;TYPE=home:;;123 Main St.;Springfield;IL;12345;USA
AGENT Optional Optional Undefined Information about another person who will act on behalf of the vCard object. Typically this would be an area administrator, assistant, or secretary for the individual. Can be either a URL or an embedded vCard. AGENT:http://mi6.gov.uk/007
ANNIVERSARY Undefined Undefined Optional Defines the person's anniversary. ANNIVERSARY:19901021
BDAY Optional Optional Optional Date of birth of the individual associated with the vCard. BDAY:19700310
BEGIN Required Required Required All vCards must start with this property. BEGIN:VCARD
CALADRURI Undefined Undefined Optional A URL to use for sending a scheduling request to the person's calendar. CALADRURI:http://example.com/calendar/jdoe
CALURI Undefined Undefined Optional A URL to the person's calendar. CALURI:http://example.com/calendar/jdoe
CATEGORIES Optional Optional Optional A list of "tags" that can be used to describe the object represented by this vCard. CATEGORIES:swimmer,biker
CLASS Undefined Optional Undefined Describes the sensitivity of the information in the vCard. CLASS:public
CLIENTPIDMAP Undefined Undefined Optional Used for synchronizing different revisions of the same vCard. CLIENTPIDMAP:1;urn:uuid:3df403f4-5924-4bb7-b077-3c711d9eb34b
EMAIL Optional Optional Optional The address for electronic mail communication with the vCard object. EMAIL:johndoe@hotmail.com
END Required Required Required All vCards must end with this property. END:VCARD
FBURL Undefined Undefined Optional Defines a URL that shows when the person is "free" or "busy" on their calendar. FBURL:http://example.com/fb/jdoe
FN Optional Required Required The formatted name string associated with the vCard object. FN:Dr. John Doe
GENDER Undefined Undefined Optional Defines the person's gender. GENDER:F
GEO Optional Optional Optional Specifies a latitude and longitude. 2.1, 3.0: GEO:39.95;-75.1667
4.0: GEO:geo:39.95,-75.1667
IMPP Undefined Maybe Optional Defines an instant messenger handle.

This property was introduced in a separate RFC when the latest vCard version was 3.0. Therefore, 3.0 vCards might use this property without otherwise declaring it.

IMPP:aim:johndoe@aol.com
KEY Optional Optional Optional The public encryption key associated with the vCard object. It may point to an external URL, may be plain text, or may be embedded in the vCard as a Base64 encoded block of text. 2.1: KEY;PGP:http://example.com/key.pgp
2.1: KEY;PGP;ENCODING=BASE64:[base64-data]
3.0: KEY;TYPE=PGP:http://example.com/key.pgp
3.0: KEY;TYPE=PGP;ENCODING=b:[base64-data]
4.0: KEY;MEDIATYPE=application/pgp-keys:http://example.com/key.pgp
4.0: KEY:data:application/pgp-keys;base64,[base64-data]
KIND Undefined Undefined Optional Defines the type of entity that this vCard represents: 'application', 'individual', 'group', 'location' or 'organization'; 'x-*' values may be used for experimental purposes.[5][6] KIND:individual
LABEL Optional Optional Incorporated without Represents the actual text that should be put on the mailing label when delivering a physical package to the person/object associated with the vCard (related to the ADR property).

Not supported in version 4.0. Instead, this information is stored in the LABEL parameter of the ADR property. Example: ADR;TYPE=home;LABEL="123 Main St\nNew York, NY 12345":;;123 Main St;New York;NY;12345;USA

LABEL;TYPE=HOME:123 Main St.\nSpringfield, IL 12345\nUSA
LANG Undefined Undefined Optional Defines a language that the person speaks. LANG:fr-CA
LOGO Optional Optional Optional An image or graphic of the logo of the organization that is associated with the individual to which the vCard belongs. It may point to an external URL or may be embedded in the vCard as a Base64 encoded block of text. 2.1: LOGO;PNG:http://example.com/logo.png
2.1: LOGO;PNG;ENCODING=BASE64:[base64-data]
3.0: LOGO;TYPE=PNG:http://example.com/logo.png
3.0: LOGO;TYPE=PNG;ENCODING=b:[base64-data]
4.0: LOGO;MEDIATYPE=image/png:http://example.com/logo.png
4.0: LOGO:data:image/png;base64,[base64-data]
MAILER Optional Optional Undefined Type of email program used. MAILER:Thunderbird
MEMBER Undefined Undefined Optional Defines a member that is part of the group that this vCard represents. Acceptable values include:
  • a "mailto:" URL containing an email address
  • a UID which references the member's own vCard
The KIND property must be set to "group" in order to use this property.
MEMBER:urn:uuid:03a0e51f-d1aa-4385-8a53-e29025acd8af
N Required Required Optional A structured representation of the name of the person, place or thing associated with the vCard object. N:Doe;John;;Dr;
NAME Undefined Optional Undefined Provides a textual representation of the SOURCE property.
NICKNAME Undefined Optional Optional One or more descriptive/familiar names for the object represented by this vCard. NICKNAME:Jon,Johnny
NOTE Optional Optional Optional Specifies supplemental information or a comment that is associated with the vCard. NOTE:I am proficient in Tiger-Crane Style,\nand I am more than proficient in the exquisite art of the Samurai sword.
ORG Optional Optional Optional The name and optionally the unit(s) of the organization associated with the vCard object. This property is based on the X.520 Organization Name attribute and the X.520 Organization Unit attribute. ORG:Google;GMail Team;Spam Detection Squad
PHOTO Optional Optional Optional An image or photograph of the individual associated with the vCard. It may point to an external URL or may be embedded in the vCard as a Base64 encoded block of text. 2.1: PHOTO;JPEG:http://example.com/photo.jpg
2.1: PHOTO;JPEG;ENCODING=BASE64:[base64-data]
3.0: PHOTO;TYPE=JPEG;VALUE=URI:http://example.com/photo.jpg
3.0: PHOTO;TYPE=JPEG;ENCODING=b:[base64-data]
4.0: PHOTO;MEDIATYPE=image/jpeg:http://example.com/photo.jpg
4.0: PHOTO:data:image/jpeg;base64,[base64-data]
PRODID Undefined Optional Optional The identifier for the product that created the vCard object. PRODID:-//ONLINE DIRECTORY//NONSGML Version 1//EN
PROFILE Optional Optional Undefined States that the vCard is a vCard. PROFILE:VCARD
RELATED Undefined Undefined Optional Another entity that the person is related to. Acceptable values include:
  • a "mailto:" URL containing an email address
  • a UID which references the person's own vCard
RELATED;TYPE=friend:urn:uuid:03a0e51f-d1aa-4385-8a53-e29025acd8af
REV Optional Optional Optional A timestamp for the last time the vCard was updated. REV:20121201T134211Z
ROLE Optional Optional Optional The role, occupation, or business category of the vCard object within an organization. ROLE:Executive
SORT-STRING Undefined Optional Incorporated without Defines a string that should be used when an application sorts this vCard in some way.

Not supported in version 4.0. Instead, this information is stored in the SORT-AS parameter of the N and/or ORG properties.

SORT-STRING:Doe
SOUND Optional Optional Optional By default, if this property is not grouped with other properties it specifies the pronunciation of the FN property of the vCard object. It may point to an external URL or may be embedded in the vCard as a Base64 encoded block of text. 2.1: SOUND;OGG:http://example.com/sound.ogg
2.1: SOUND;OGG;ENCODING=BASE64:[base64-data]
3.0: SOUND;TYPE=OGG:http://example.com/sound.ogg
3.0: SOUND;TYPE=OGG;ENCODING=b:[base64-data]
4.0: SOUND;MEDIATYPE=audio/ogg:http://example.com/sound.ogg
4.0: SOUND:data:audio/ogg;base64,[base64-data]
SOURCE Optional Optional Optional A URL that can be used to get the latest version of this vCard. SOURCE:http://johndoe.com/vcard.vcf
TEL Optional Optional Optional The canonical number string for a telephone number for telephony communication with the vCard object. TEL;TYPE=cell:(123) 555-5832
TITLE Optional Optional Optional Specifies the job title, functional position or function of the individual associated with the vCard object within an organization. TITLE:V.P. Research and Development
TZ Optional Optional Optional The time zone of the vCard object. 2.1, 3.0: TZ:-0500
4.0: TZ:America/New_York
UID Optional Optional Optional Specifies a value that represents a persistent, globally unique identifier associated with the object. UID:urn:uuid:da418720-3754-4631-a169-db89a02b831b
URL Optional Optional Optional A URL pointing to a website that represents the person in some way. URL:http://www.johndoe.com
VERSION Required Required Required The version of the vCard specification. In version 4.0, this must come right after the BEGIN property. VERSION:3.0
XML Undefined Undefined Optional Any XML data that is attached to the vCard. This is used if the vCard was encoded in XML (xCard standard) and the XML document contained elements which are not part of the xCard standard. XML:<b>Not an xCard XML element</b>

A handful of separate specifications define additional vCard properties.

Name Specification Description Example
BIRTHPLACE RFC 6474 The location of the individual's birth. BIRTHPLACE;VALUE=text:Maida Vale\, London\, England
DEATHDATE RFC 6474 The individual's time of death. DEATHDATE:19540607
DEATHPLACE RFC 6474 The location of the individual death. DEATHPLACE;VALUE=uri:geo:53.328,-2.229409
EXPERTISE RFC 6715 A professional subject area that the person has knowledge of. EXPERTISE;LEVEL=expert:Computer Science
HOBBY RFC 6715 A recreational activity that the person actively engages in. HOBBY;LEVEL=high:knitting
IMPP RFC 4770 Defines an instant messenger handle. This was added to the official vCard specification in version 4.0. IMPP:aim:johndoe@aol.com
INTEREST RFC 6715 A recreational activity that the person is interested in, but does not necessarily take part in. INTEREST;LEVEL=high:baseball
ORG-DIRECTORY RFC 6715 A URI representing the person's work place, which can be used to look up information on the person's co-workers. ORG-DIRECTORY:http://www.company.com/employees

vCard extensions[edit]

vCard supports private extensions, with an "X-" prefix, a number of which are in common usage.[citation needed]

Some of these include:

Extension Used as Data Semantic
Extensions supported by several different programs.
X-ABUID property string Apple Address Book UUID for that entry
X-ANNIVERSARY property YYYY-MM-DD arbitrary anniversary (in addition to BDAY, birthday)
X-ASSISTANT property string assistant name (instead of AGENT)
X-MANAGER property string manager name
X-SPOUSE property string spouse name
X-GENDER property string value Male or Female
X-WAB-GENDER property 1/2 value 1 for female or 2 for male
X-AIM property string Instant Messaging (IM) contact information; TYPE parameter as for TEL
X-ICQ property string
X-GOOGLE-TALK, X-GTALK property string
X-JABBER property string
X-MSN property string
X-YAHOO property string
X-TWITTER property string
X-SKYPE, X-SKYPE-USERNAME property string
X-GADUGADU property string
X-GROUPWISE property string
X-MS-IMADDRESS property string IM address in VCF attachment from Outlook (right click Contact, Send Full Contact, Internet Format.)
X-MS-CARDPICTURE property string Works as PHOTO or LOGO. Contains an image of the Card in Outlook.
X-MS-OL-DESIGN property string Contains XML used by Outlook describing the layout of the information presented as a business card.[7]
X-PHONETIC-FIRST-NAME, X-PHONETIC-LAST-NAME property string alternative spellings, for assisting with the pronunciation of unfamiliar names
Introduced and used by Mozilla; used by Evolution (software)
X-MOZILLA-HTML property TRUE/FALSE mail recipient prefers HTML-formatted email
X-MOZILLA-PROPERTY property string Thunderbird specific settings
Introduced and used by Evolution (software)
X-EVOLUTION-ANNIVERSARY property YYYY-MM-DD arbitrary anniversary (in addition to BDAY, birthday)
X-EVOLUTION-ASSISTANT property string assistant name (instead of Agent)
X-EVOLUTION-BLOG-URL property string/URL blog URL
X-EVOLUTION-FILE-AS property string file under different name (in addition to N, name components; and FN, full name)
X-EVOLUTION-LIST property TRUE/FALSE entry defines a mailing list (e.g. X-EVOLUTION-LIST:TRUE)
X-EVOLUTION-LIST-SHOW_ADDRESSES property TRUE/FALSE sets whether individual addresses will appear in e-mails sent using a mailing list (e.g. X-EVOLUTION-LIST-SHOW_ADDRESSES:FALSE)
X-EVOLUTION-MANAGER property string manager name
X-EVOLUTION-SPOUSE property string spouse name
X-EVOLUTION-VIDEO-URL property string/URL video chat address
X-EVOLUTION-CALLBACK TEL TYPE parameter value - callback phone number
X-EVOLUTION-RADIO TEL TYPE parameter value - radio contact information
X-EVOLUTION-TELEX TEL TYPE parameter value - Telex contact information
X-EVOLUTION-TTYTDD TEL TYPE parameter value - TTY TDD contact information
Introduced and used by Kontact and KAddressBook
X-KADDRESSBOOK-BlogFeed property string/URL blog URL
X-KADDRESSBOOK-X-Anniversary property ISO date arbitrary anniversary, in addition to BDAY = birthday
X-KADDRESSBOOK-X-AssistantsName property string assistant name (instead of Agent)
X-KADDRESSBOOK-X-IMAddress property string im address
X-KADDRESSBOOK-X-ManagersName property string manager name
X-KADDRESSBOOK-X-Office property string office description
X-KADDRESSBOOK-X-Profession property string profession
X-KADDRESSBOOK-X-SpouseName property string spouse name
X-KADDRESSBOOK-OPENPGPFP property string OpenPGG fingerprint (RFC 6350 standardised KEY as a replacement for this)
Introduced and used by WebMoney
X-WEBMONEY-ID property long Unique 12-Digit number, which is the address of a member within the WebMoney system

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b RFC 6350, section 10.1 "Media Type Registration"
  2. ^ "vCard: The Electronic Business Card (Version 2.1)" (PDF).
  3. ^ "h-card". 2015-02-18. Retrieved 2015-04-05.
  4. ^ "microformats 2". 2015-03-13. Retrieved 2015-04-05.
  5. ^ "vCard Format Specification: 6.1.4. KIND". IETF. August 2011.
  6. ^ "vCard KIND:application". IETF. December 2011.
  7. ^ Sparnaaij, Robert (2011-05-02). "meaning of X-MS-OL-DESIGN;CHARSET=utf-8:". answers.microsoft.com. Retrieved 2015-04-05.

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