At IU, what is the Global Address List?
The Global Address List (GAL) is a directory service within the Exchange email system. The GAL contains information for all email users, distribution groups, and Exchange resources at Indiana University.
If you configure Outlook to use your Exchange account
natively (versus accessing Exchange through an IMAP
server), the GAL is the default address book. To access it, in Outlook
2010, from the
Home tab, click
Address Book; in
Outlook 2007, from the
Tools menu, select
IMAP email clients such as Windows Live Mail (or Outlook, if you configure it to use an IMAP server) don't access the GAL by default, but they can be configured to read it using LDAP. To configure your IMAP email program to access the GAL using LDAP, follow the link for your client below:
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- In Outlook 2011 or Entourage for Mac OS X, how do I access the ADS Global Address List?
Last modified on August 27, 2012.