Outlook address book

By wrenken1 ·

I have a weird question. My company currently uses Microsoft Outlook XP for internal email. This is where all our addresses are stored. We are going to get rid of this internal email and go to and external, web-based service.
My question is this, how do I copy my internal address book so everyone has access to it? My current internal service is located on our server. I would like to export this list so it would be easy for all to have access to it, and to make any type of maintenance easy as well.
Does this make any sense?

Thanks again,


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Depends on the provider

by In reply to Outlook address book

If you want your address book to be available to everyone else in the new system, that likely depend on the service provider of your new email system. Just as you can in Microsoft Exchange Server with Outlook clients, I am sure the new provider has a global address list of some form. Using your Outlook client you can export your contacts using File > Import and Export function of Outlook. If you do in fact use Exchange Server, I believe that an export of the global address list is a little different.

Once you have the exported file, typically a character delimited file for cross platform compatibility, you should be able to import into the new email system.

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Example for GMail

by In reply to Depends on the provider

If you are going to start using Gmail as your enterprise email system, here is a tip on exporting Outlook contacts into Gmail.

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