Plaxo is a good thing

For someone who prides himself on a good sized address book (and hence, a lot of friends (or at the very least, acquaintances)) my address book is in terrible shape. Enter Plaxo. I’ve gotten a few automated emails from friends using the service to update their address book. So I tried it out and I’m glad I did! Something like 40 email addresses in my book bounced. And like 60 friends of mine used the automated Plaxo service to update my address book automatically! I never would have had the perseverance to do that kind of update myself.


  1. Masanori says:

    Hi Lee,

    I’m Masanori in Japan.
    This is my first visit to your website.
    I’m looking for some information about reputation of the service of Plaxo, but it’s not so popular in Japan.
    So could you please tell me something about Plaxo
    – Why there are so many Plaxo users in the U.S ?
    – Is it because automatical update is convenient ?
    – Or because address book can be used also in Outlook ?
    – Or any other reason ?
    – I saw some bad reputation in the web site, any problems like virus trouble or something ?

    Any information will be apreciated.

    Best regards,

  2. Lee says:

    I’ve used it on and off for about 2 years. I haven’t found any problems with it. I have found it creepy that they upload your contact list to their servers. But that allows them to do the things that they do with contacts.

    What bad reputation stuff have you read? I haven’t seen any.

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