In Microsoft Outlook 2010, how can I stop my contacts from being automatically updated by the Global Address List (GAL)?

Note:
By default, Microsoft Outlook 2013 is set to never update the local contacts.

If you are using Microsoft Outlook 2010 configured for an IU Exchange account, any local contacts that exist in both the local Contacts folder and within IU's Global Address List (GAL) will automatically be synchronized. As a result, the local contacts information will be overwritten by the contact information contained within the GAL. To disable automatic contact updates in Outlook 2010:

  1. Select the View tab.
  2. Click the People Pane button, and then click Account Settings....
  3. If you're prompted with an introduction screen, click Next. Otherwise, click Settings....
  4. Select Never update if you want your local contacts to never be automatically synchronized with the GAL.

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Last modified on 2016-02-09 00:00:00.

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