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Quickly Copy Outlook Exchange Global Address List to Personal Contact List / Phone

Published 13/05/2017 - 3 Comments

I spend a good amount of time traveling/working from my phone, an iPhone. By default the iPhone will sync your Exchange personal contact list but not your global address list (GAL).

Here is a quick way to copy the GAL to your persona contact list and therefore have everyone in your contact list.

Go to new email in Outlook

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Click To

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In the contact list, filter by users and select all

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Right click and “Add to contacts”

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Update or update all to reflect changes

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Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot

Principal Solutions Architect at Modality Systems
Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at tomtalks.show and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

3 comments

Remco - 15/05/2017 Reply

Hi Tom, this is usefull. Thanks! Do you have a tip to quickly add members of a distribution group to the contact list as well?

    Tom Arbuthnot - 06/06/2017 Reply

    Good question. I’m now aware of a method to do that.

Cliff - 04/05/2018 Reply

Great tip. Very useful. Thanks

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