Updating the global address list
You may see a status window indicating the download's progress, it will automatically disappear when completed. Re-open Outlook and log in; the Global Address List should now contain the most recent information.I might have a problem with my Offline Address Book in Outlook.It can harvest a list of mailboxes, distribution lists and custom recipient properties from any Recipient container, and export them to a file that can be read by Microsoft Access or another database program.IMI GAL Exporter can also gather and report on many common multi-value entries -- such as business and home phone entries -- plus custom attributes.When it didn’t or when you want to make sure you do have the latest OAB available, you could manually trigger an update from within Outlook as well.If the update mechanism appears to be broken for you, it could be because of a corruption in your OAB or in your mail profile.Normally, the offline global address book will be updated in a regular interval in Outlook, such as every 30 minutes. Now the Send/Receive Settings dialog box opens, please do as follows: Make sure that the Include the selected account in this group option is not checked in other email accounts, and click the OK button. You return to the Send/Receive Groups dialog box, please check the Schedule an automatic send/receive every x minutes option in the Setting for group section, specify the update interval among this option, and click the Close button.
Change update interval/frequency for Offline Address Book (GAL) in Outlook To change the update frequency for offline global address book in Outlook, you need to define an individual send/receive group, and configure the update interval for this group.
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