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2.2.3.4.4 Inbound vCard Conversion

Incoming vCard attachments SHOULD<191> be converted to a Contact object when received by the messaging server as specified in [MS-OXVCARD]. This section describes additional information about converting an incoming vCardMIME part to its Contact object counterpart.

vCard can appear in any multipart MIME part as well as the root content-type, as specified in [RFC2426]: The vCard format can be sent as the primary body or as the alternative body of a message. In Message object format, however, "vCard/contact" information is only exposed as an attachment.

  • When the vCard format is encountered at the root level of a MIME message, the MIME reader promotes the vCard as a contact attachment to a Message object with no body.

  • When the vCard format is encountered within a multipart/alternative MIME part, the MIME reader promotes the vCard content as a contact attachment and disregards it as a message body.

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